MWI Fellow, 2018–19

Birthe Anders is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and holds a PhD in War Studies from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Her research focuses on private military and security companies, civil-military relations, and the security of aid workers. A particular interest right now concerns civil-military coordination and cooperation in support of humanitarian operations. From 2015–16 she was the Fritz Thyssen-Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard she taught in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, where she also co-founded the Private Military and Security Research Group. Her articles and reviews have been published in Parameters, Small Wars & Insurgencies, and International Peacekeeping, and with Routledge and Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations.