Leah de Haan

Project Manager, XCEPT, Middle East and North Africa Programme; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Chair

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Leah is the project manager for the Cross-border Conflict, Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme at Chatham House. She also leads the institute’s work on equality, diversity and inclusion and is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, researching international policy on gender-based violence, in particular domestic violence.

She has authored several journal articles, Chatham House explainers, editorials, The World Today articles and book chapters on gender, sustainable development and youth engagement.

This includes co-authoring ‘Getting down to business? Critical discourse analysis of perspectives on the private sector in sustainable development’ in Sustainable Development, ‘Pandemic drowns out women’s voices’ in The World Today and ‘Gender and Nation’ in the edited volume Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations: Postcolonial Perspectives (Routledge, 2018).

Leah previously managed the Common Futures Conversations project and led International Affairs’ 50:50 in 2020 initiative culminating in the publication of two International Affairs editorials: gender balance report 2020 and gender balance report 2021, both while working in Chatham House’s Communications and Publishing department.

Leah holds an MSc in International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics and a BA in Politics and International Relations from Macquarie University Sydney.