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Christina Harris PHD.INRL

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Christina holds a BA in Anthropology and English Literature (2004) from Skidmore College and an MA in International Human Rights (2010) with concentrations in International Law and Humanitarian Assistance from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where she held the positions of Faculty-Appointed Program Representative and President of the Association of Students for Human Rights. In the summer of 2009 Christina spent an intensive semester at Hebrew University in Jerusalem with the Minerva Center for Human Rights studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and interning with local human rights organizations. At AU, Christina passed her comprehensive exam in the field of International Peace and Conflict Resolution (2019).

Christina's research interests include transitional justice; international human rights and humanitarian law; post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery processes; gender, peace and security; international organization behavior and impact; and bridging the gaps between practice and academia in the areas aforementioned. She has a decade of experience working with international organizations and NGOs, including UN agencies, USAID-funded projects, Amnesty International USA and Ploughshares Fund. During her time working with United Nations offices in Geneva, her work focused primarily on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and gender policy and programs. She has also written and taught an introductory course on transitional justice and peacebuilding with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. Her professional and volunteer experiences have taken her to Costa Rica, Egypt, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Israel & Palestine, Mexico and Vietnam.