- 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.
SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs: Impact of Abraham Accords
SIS-686 Proseminar in Int'l Affairs
- non-traditional security threats;
- community resilience;
- transnational organized crime;
- violent conflicts.
- “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
- (2020) Linking Official and Unofficial Approaches of Engaging Armed Actors, in: RESOLVE Network, 12 June 2020.
- with Carolin Goerzig, “Influencing Negotiation Willingness in the Middle East: The Potential Contributions of Private Actors”, in: Negotiation Journal 32 (2): 151-163, 2016.
- (2016) with Carolin Goerzig, “The Hurting Way Out: Group Cohesion and the Mitigating Potential of Private Actors in Conflict Negotiation”, in: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Papers, No. 177.
- “Engaging Armed Actors in Conflict Mediation. Consolidating Government and Non-government Approaches”, in: Humanitarian Engagement with Non-state Armed Groups, pp. 23-37, London: Chatham House, 2016.
- with Carolin Goerzig, “The Dark Side of Recognition. Mutual Exclusiveness of Passive and Active Recognition in the Middle East Conflict”, in: Christopher Daase, Caroline Fehl, Anna Geis, and Georgios Kolliarakis (eds.), Recognition in International Relations, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
- “NGOs as norm dealers: Norm-Diffusion in Conflict Management using the example of the ICRC”, in: Felix Dane (ed.), International Security. A European-South American Dialogue, Rio de Janeiro: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2015.
- with Virginia Comolli, Drug Markets, Security and Foreign Aid, Report 6, Modernising Drug Law Enforcement, London: International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) / Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House / International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), 2013.
- Reasoning with Rebels. International NGOs’ Approaches to Engaging Armed Groups, SWP Research Paper, Berlin: German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), 2012.
- Peace Negotiations in the Philippines: The Government, the MILF and International NGOs, USIP Peace Brief 91, Washington: United States Institute of Peace, 2011.
- Development Cooperation and Non-State Armed Groups, (with Jörn Grävingholt and Stephan Klingebiel), Bonn: German Development Institute (DIE) (Studies 29), 2007.
- Learning in Modern International Society, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 2007.
- “Engaging Non-State Armed Groups in Humanitarian Action,” in International Peacekeeping 13 (3): 396-409, 2006.