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Henke, Marina

Professor of International Relations

Hertie School & Northwestern University, Germany



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2017/2018

Ph.D. Institution

Princeton University , United States


Marina Henke is an Assistant Professor of International Relations and the Co-Chair of the War & Society Working Group at Northwestern University in Chicago (USA).Marina holds a PhD in Politics and Public Policy from Princeton University, a Double-MS in Development Studies and International Political Economy from Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics, and a BA (summa cum laude) in Economics, Politics and Latin American Studies from Sciences Po Paris.Her research focuses on military interventions and peacekeeping. She investigates, in particular, three questions: Why do military interventions occur? How are coalitions-of-the-willing constructed? And what are the long-term political effects of military interventions?Her academic work has been published (or is forthcoming) in Security StudiesInternational Studies QuarterlyInternational PeacekeepingProviding for PeacekeepingCanadian Foreign Policy Journal, and Conflict Management and Peace Science. Her book manuscript ‘Constructing Cooperation: A Social-Institutional Theory of Multilateral Military Coalition Building’ is currently under review with Cornell University Press. As a Max Weber Fellow, Marina will work on her second book project, provisionally titled ‘Intervention Entrepreneurs.’ The project looks at the political decision-making process that leads countries and international organizations such as the UN, NATO, the EU or the AU to launch military interventions. It examines, in particular, the identities, motivations and strategies of government and non-government actors that lobby for military intervention.
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