Karin Von Hippel

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"Karin Von Hippel is the Co-Director of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Previously she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College London, and spent several years working for the United Nations and the European Union in Somalia and Kosovo. In 2004 and 2005, she participated in two major studies for the UN - one on UN peacekeeping and the second on the UN humanitarian system. Also in 2004, she was part of a small team investigating the development potential of Somali remittances, funded by USAID. In 2002, she advised the OECD on what development co-operation can do to get at the root causes of terrorism. Since then, she has participated in numerous conferences and working groups on the subject in Africa, Europe, and North America. She also directed a project on European counter-terrorist reforms, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, edited the volume, Europe Confronts Terrorism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), and was a member of Project Unicorn, a counter-terrorism police advisory panel in London. Additional publications include Democracy by Force (Cambridge, 2000), which was short-listed for the Westminster Medal in Military History, Counter Radicalization Development Assistance for the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Report on Integrated Missions: Practical Perspectives and Recommendations, which she coauthored for UN ECHA Core Group, and Social Facilitation, Development and the Diaspora: Support for Sustainable Health Services in Somalia, which she also coauthored for The International Policy Institute. She received her Ph.D. in International Relations from the LSE, her M.St. from Oxford, and her B.A. from Yale University." [1]

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  1. Karin Von Hippel, SSRC, accessed January 10, 2011.
  2. Terrorism.openDemocracy, openDemocracy, accessed January 10, 2011.