Dr Claudia Hofmann

Associate Fellow, International Security Programme


Dr Claudia Hofmann is an international researcher and analyst in international affairs, foreign policy and security. Her independent, policy-oriented research addresses non-traditional security threats, transregional tensions, and violent conflicts.

Her in-depth analyses have covered issues of armed groups and community resilience in Africa south of the Sahara, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as drugs and transnational organized crime in West Africa and the Sahel, Latin America, and Europe.

Dr Hofmann currently directs the executive Master in International Service (MIS) programme at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. The programme prepares professionals for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society.

Past experience

2013 - Director, Master of International Service (MIS), School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC, USA
2013 - Senior Analyst, International Crime Desk, Wikistrat
Jan - Dec 2013 Visiting Faculty, University of California, Washington Center (UCDC), Washington, DC, USA
Apr - Sept 2012 Visiting Fellow, International Security Research Department, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, UK
2011-13 Visiting Scholar, Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA
2010-11 Jennings Randolph TAPIR Fellow, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington, DC, USA
2009-10 Researcher and Lecturer, Chair in International Relations, University of Osnabrück, Germany
2007-10 Researcher, Global Issues Research Group, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, Germany
Sept 2006 Reporter, “Dealing with Spoilers in Peace Processes” Workshop, Working Group on Development and Peace (FriEnt) and German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn, Germany
2005-06 Editor, “Workshop on Crisis Prevention Effects of Development Cooperation with Central Asia”, German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), Bonn, Germany
2005 Research Officer, Project: “Development Co-operation and Interaction with Non-State Armed Groups”, commissioned and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn, Germany
2004-07 Research Assistant, Chair in Comparative Politics, University of Cologne, Germany