Armida van Rij

Senior Research Fellow, Europe Programme

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Biography

Armida van Rij is a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House, where she leads the Europe Programme. She joined Chatham House as a Research Fellow in the International Security Programme in 2021 and led the Conflict Analysis Team there. She is currently working on analysis regarding EU enlargement and EU reform; Europe’s positioning in the world; and the implications of election results in Europe. 

Her research has previously focused on geopolitical trends, the future of conflict, and conflict analysis and prevention. She has carried out research and advised governments on foreign and security policy issues, including how to prepare for climate security challenges, the impact of technologies on conflict, aid delivery, and counter-terrorism policy. She joined Chatham House from the Policy Institute, King’s College London, and previously worked with the EU Delegation to Myanmar. Armida is a regular contributor to European and international media. 


Outside of her role at Chatham House, Armida sits on the Advisory Board of Women in International Security UK (WIIS UK). 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. 

Past experience

2021-23Research Fellow, International Security Programme, Chatham House
2018-21Research Associate, Policy Institute, King’s College
2016-18Policy Researcher, Policy Institute, King’s College
2014-15Trainee, EU Delegation to Myanmar