Armida van Rij

Research Fellow, International Security Programme

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Armida is a research fellow with the International Security Programme at Chatham House, working on issues relating to conflict, security policy and humanitarian policy.

Before joining Chatham House in 2021, she worked as a research associate with the Policy Institute at King’s College London, where she lead the Institute’s work on international security, and with the EU Delegation to Myanmar.

Outside of her role at Chatham House, she is on the Leadership Team of Women in International Security (WIIS) UK. Armida is a regular contributor to European and international media.

She holds an MA in conflict resolution in divided societies from King’s College London, and a BA in international relations from the University of Sussex.

Her areas of expertise include conflict prevention, humanitarian policy, peacekeeping and intervention, foreign policy, and Yemen.

Past experience

2018-21 Research Associate, Policy Institute, King’s College
2016-18 Policy Researcher, Policy Institute, King’s College
2014-15 Trainee, EU Delegation to Myanmar