- Additional Positions at AU
- Director, Master of International Service (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 Director of the Master in International Service (MIS) program at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. 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. Her recent research focuses on the interplay between drugs and organized criminal groups and national security. 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-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.