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Claudia Hofmann Sr Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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Additional Positions at AU
Administrative Program Director, Comparative and Regional Studies Program (CRS), International Affairs Policy & Analysis Program (IAPA), and Master of International Service Program (MIS)
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Cologne, Germany; M.A., International Conflict Analysis, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent, Belgium; B.A.(hons), Politics & Government and History, University of Kent, UK

Dr Claudia Hofmann is the Administrative Program Director for the Comparative and Regional Studies (CRS) program, the International Affairs Policy & Analysis (IAPA) program, and the executive Master of International Service (MIS) program.

Dr Hofmann’s research addresses the role of non-state actors in world politics, with a particular emphasis on rebels, insurgents, and organized criminal groups as a challenge to foreign and security policy. Dr Hofmann has a rich background in academic teaching and policy-oriented in-depth research on both sides of the Atlantic. Her work has resulted in a number of peer-reviewed academic publications, international policy papers, presentations, and policy consultations.
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Summer 2022

  • SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs: Impact of Abraham Accords

Fall 2022

  • SIS-686 Proseminar in Int'l Affairs

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

  • non-traditional security threats;
  • community resilience;
  • transnational organized crime;
  • violent conflicts.

Professional Presentations

  • “Considerations for an Engagement with Armed Groups” (online), Specialized Training on Gender in Humanitarian Action (ATHA) / Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2012
  • “Breaking the Deadlock in the Middle East Peace Process” (organizer), Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA, 2012
  • "Engaging Armed Groups. Options and Strategies” (online), Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2012
  • “Conflict Prevention on Both Sides of the Atlantic”, Subcommittee on Civilian Crisis Prevention and Integrated Conflict Management in the German Bundestag, German Embassy, Washington, DC, USA, 2011
  • “Opportunities and Limits of Engaging Non-State Armed Groups“, FCO-LSE Workshop, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK, 2010

Selected Publications