Katharina Nachbar

Former Fellow, Summer 2014

Katharina is originally from Southern Germany. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics and Business Administration from the University of Munich and Westminster University in London, with a thesis on the legitimation of International Transitional Administrations in post-conflict settings.

She pursued a Master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. Her studies were supported by American University’s Hall of Nations Award for international graduate students. Katharina’s main research interests include the future of UN peace operations, the protection of civilians in situations of violent conflict, and the interaction between ‘the international’ and ‘the local’ in international peacebuilding contexts.

Prior to joining The Hague Institute as a summer fellow, Katharina has worked for the German Embassy in London, the non-profit sector in Berlin, and as a research assistant at both the University of Munich and American University. During her time as a research intern at the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, DC, she conducted extensive research on the protection of civilians and rule of law promotion in UN peace operations. Her capstone project focuses on organizational theory and the dynamics of institutional change in UN peacekeeping.

Recent Work

Climate Change as a Threat Multiplier

Climate change has often been called the single biggest challenge for humanity over the coming centuries. Given the scale of the problem, its impacts…