Confronting the Islamic State Challenge in Syria

Location
Room G15 in th Muirhead Tower (building R21 on campus map)
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Dates
Wednesday 18th January 2017 (15:00-16:30)
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Contact

Catherine Edwards c.j.edwards@bham.ac.uk

ICCS/POLSIS Distinguished Lecture

Speaker: Dr Karin von Hippel, Director-General, Royal United Services Institute

Biography

Dr Karin von Hippel joined the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in 2015 after serving for nearly six years in the US Department of State as a Senior Adviser in the Bureau of Counterterrorism, then as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, and finally, as Chief of Staff to General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter-ISIL.

Prior to that, she co-directed the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC and was a senior research fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College London. She has also worked for the United Nations and the European Union in Somalia and Kosovo, and has direct experience in over two dozen conflict zones.