Dr Claudia Hofmann is the director of the Master in International Service (MIS) programme at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC.
Her research addresses the role of non-state actors in world politics, with a recent emphasis on the interplay between drugs, organized criminal groups, and national security.
Dr Hofmann has a rich background in academic teaching and policy-oriented in-depth research.
Her work has resulted in a number of peer-reviewed academic publications, international policy papers, presentations, and policy consultations.
Areas of expertise
- Non-state armed actors, such as rebels, militias, warlords, insurgents, and organized criminal groups
- Non-state conflict management
- Foreign and security policy
- Negotiation and mediation
|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|
- Influencing Negotiation Willingness in the Middle East: The Potential Contribution of Private Actors with Carolin Goerzig, in Negotiation Journal, Vol 32, Issue 2, April 2016
- The Power of Persuasion. The Role of INGOs in Engaging Armed Groups with Ulrich Schneckenerin, in Heike Krieger (ed.), Inducing Compliance with International Humanitarian Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2015
- The Dark Side of Recognition. Mutual Exclusiveness of Passive and Active Recognition in the Middle East Conflict with Carolin Goerzigin, in Christopher Daase, Caroline Fehl, Anna Geis, and Georgios Kolliarakis (eds.), Recognition in International Relations, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. 2015
- Drug Markets, Security and Foreign Aid, Report 6, Modernising Drug Law Enforcement London, with Virginia Comolli, International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) / Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House / International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). 2013
- Uruguay Marijuana Bill Portends New Era in Drug Policy in World Politics Review, August 2013
- Taliban Talks: Not the Solution to Afghanistan’s Problems in Kings of War, Department of War Studies, King's College London, 2012
- Engaging Armed Groups in Development Cooperation with Jörn Grävingholt, in Digital Development Debates, Vol. 5, 2011
- NGOs and Nonstate Armed Actors. Improving Compliance with International Norms with Ulrich Schneckener, USIP Special Report 284, Washington: United States Institute of Peace (USIP), 2011
- Peace Negotiations in the Philippines: The Government, the MILF and International NGOs USIP Peace Brief 91, Washington: United States Institute of Peace (USIP), 2011