Heidi Hardt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science - University of California, Irvine

Email: hhardt@uci.edu --- Web: http://www.heidihardt.com

EDUCATION

Ph.D. International Studies, specialization in Political Science, magna cum laude (2012)

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Dissertation: An Informal Modus Operandi: Efficiency in the organization of regional peace operations

---- Rice University, Visiting Doctoral Candidate (2009-2011)

---- Yale University, Doctoral Exchange Student (2008-2009)

M.Sc. European Studies (Research), with honors (2006)

London School of Economics

Dissertation: Shaping St. Malo: Explaining the Impetus for a Franco-British Compromise toward a European Security and Defence Policy through the Bosnia and Kosovo Wars

B.A. International Relations; Journalism (double-major), Minor: Economics, honors (2005)
University of Southern California

PUBLICATIONS

Single-Authored Peer-reviewed Books

Hardt, H. (2018) NATO’s Lessons in Crisis: Institutional Memory in International Organizations. Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/natos-lessons-in-crisis-9780190672188?cc=us&lang=en&

Hardt, H. (2014) Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response. Oxford University Press.
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/time-to-react-9780199337118?cc=us&lang=en&

Peer-reviewed Published and Forthcoming Journal Articles

Hardt, H, Smith, AE, Kim, H and Meister, P. (2019). ‘The Gender Gap in Assigned Readings in Graduate Training’. The Journal of Politics. Accepted and forthcoming.

Hardt, H. (2017). ‘Who Matters for Memory: Sources of Institutional Memory in International Organization Crisis Management.’ Review of International Organizations, Vol. 13, No. 3.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11558-017-9281-4

Hardt, H. (2016). ‘How NATO Remembers: Explaining Institutional Memory in NATO Crisis Management’. European Security, Vol. 25, No. 5, 1-29.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09662839.2016.1263944?journalCode=feus20

Hardt, H. (2016). ‘From States to Secretariats: Delegation in the African Union Peace and Security Council’. African Security, Vol. 9, No. 3, 161-187.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19392206.2016.1208474

Hardt, H. (2013). ‘Keeping friends close but colleagues closer: Efficiency in decision-making on peace operations’. Global Governance, Vol. 19, No. 3, 377-399
http://journals.rienner.com/doi/abs/10.5555/1075-2846-19.3.377?code=lrpi-site

Hardt, H. (2009). ‘Rapid Response or Evasive Action? : Regional Organization Responses to Peace Operation Demands’. European Security, Vol. 18, No. 4, 383-415.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09662839.2010.496778?journalCode=feus20

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

Hardt, H. and Sasley, B. (2017) ‘When States Misbehave: Why International Organizations Suspend Member States’. In Kirton, J. and Larionova, M. (Eds.) Accountability for Effectiveness in Global Governance. Routledge Publishing (Global Governance Series)

https://www.amazon.com/Accountability-Effectiveness-Global-Governance-Kirton-ebook/dp/B078KJ4LM9/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514573309&sr=1-1&keywords=Accountability+for+Effectiveness+in+Global+Governance

Hardt, H. (2017). ‘United Nations’ in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.)
https://www.amazon.com/SAGE-Encyclopedia-Political-Behavior/dp/1483391167/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514573359&sr=1-1&keywords=The+SAGE+Encyclopedia+of+Political+Behavior

Hardt, H. (2013). ‘Informal Norms: Shaping Behavior in International Negotiations,’ in Reinalda, Bob. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of International Organization. (London: Routledge.)
https://www.amazon.com/Routledge-International-Organization-Handbooks-2013-05-24/dp/B01FJ0IBV0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514573393&sr=1-1&keywords=Routledge+Handbook+of+International+Organization+2013

Hardt, H. (2010). ‘African Solutions to European Problems? Lessons from Peace Operation Cooperation among Regional Organizations in Africa and Europe,’ in Galbreath, D. and Gebhard, C. (Eds.) Cooperation or Conflict? Problematizing Organizational Overlap in Europe (London: Ashgate).
https://www.amazon.com/Cooperation-Conflict-Problematizing-Organizational-Overlap/dp/0754679195/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514573412&sr=1-1&keywords=Cooperation+or+Conflict%3F+Problematizing+Organizational+Overlap+in+Europe

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles in Progress

Hardt, H. and von Hlatky, S. ‘NATO’s About Face: Adaptation to Gender Mainstreaming in an Alliance Setting.’

Status: Revise and Resubmit.

 

Hardt, H, Smith, AE, Kim, H and Meister, P. ‘Gender, Race, Age and National Origin Predict Whether Faculty Assign Female-Authored Readings in Graduate Courses’.

Status: Under Review.

 

Hardt, H. ‘Knowledge Guardians in Informal Networks: How International Organizations Recall Strategic Errors.’

Status: Editing and preparing for submission.

Dietrich, S., Hardt, H. and Swedlund, H. ‘Experiments on Elites in International Relations’

Status: Editing and preparing for submission.

 

Hardt, H. and Levin, I. ‘Organizational Failure and Legitimacy: Evidence from Haiti’.

Status: Data collection complete. Analyzing data and drafting.

 

Hardt, H. and von Hlatky, S. ‘Diversity as Asset or Liability? : The Impact of Gender Integration on Operational Effectiveness’.

Status: Data collection complete. Analyzing data.

Hardt, H., Mendoza, M. and Raleigh, A. ‘NATO and the Nation-state: Nationalism among Elites in International Security Organizations’.

Status: Data collection complete. Analyzing data.

 

Hardt, H. ‘The Effectiveness of International Organization Learning Infrastructure in Security, Trade and Development’.

Status: Data collection in progress: NATO and WTO complete, and World Bank - scheduled.

Smith, Amy Erica and Heidi Hardt. ‘The First Leak in the Pipeline: The Impact of Gender Diversity in Syllabi on Graduate Student Success.’

Status: Data collection in progress.

Non Peer-Reviewed Articles

Hardt, H. (2018). ‘Leaving NATO would make the US and the World Less Safe’. Huffington Post. Opinion.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-hardt-trump-nato_us_5b4c9dfde4b022fdcc5b89d6

Hardt, H. (2018). ‘Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten? Updating the Way NATO Learns’. War on the Rocks - A platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues. Jul 10.
https://warontherocks.com/2018/07/lessons-learned-lessons-forgotten-updating-the-way-nato-learns/

Hardt, H. and Smith, A.E. (2018). ‘What’s in a Syllabus? A New Dataset of Graduate School Readings in Political Science’. Duck of Minerva - A blog on world politics from an academic perspective. Apr. 2.

http://duckofminerva.com/2018/04/whats-in-a-syllabus-a-new-dataset-of-graduate-school-readings-in-political-science.html

Hardt, H. (2014). ‘Is the NATO rapid-reaction force fiction?’ Washington Post. Monkey Cage. An online forum for posts on politics by political scientists. Dec. 23.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/12/23/is-the-nato-rapid-reaction-force-fiction/

Hardt, H. (2014). ‘Is there a role for NATO in Ukraine?’ Washington Post. Monkey Cage. An online forum for posts on politics by political scientists. Jul. 23.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/07/23/is-there-a-role-for-nato-in-ukraine/

Hardt, H. (2010). ‘Wikileaks undermines diplomacy: Cable leaks threaten personal relationships.’ Houston Chronicle. Dec. 27.
https://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/WikiLeaks-undermines-diplomacy-1715046.php 

Callsen, C., Hardt, H., Lehmann, P., Lutterbeck, D., Mauer, V., and Reimann, M. (2007). ‘EU-led Operations Within the Framework of ESDP’ European Security and Defence Policy - Online Course. Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

Callsen, C., Hardt, H., Lehmann, P., Lutterbeck, D., Mauer, V., and Reimann, M. (2007). ‘EU-NATO Relations’ European Security and Defence Policy - Online Course. Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

DCAF. (2007). ‘Discussion Paper: Children's Security in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding’, June. Democratic Centre for the Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). Contributing Author. Paper developed for the United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict.

Book Reviews

Hardt, H. (2015). ‘Book Review: International Organizations and Internal Conditionality: Making Norms Matter by Rick Fawn’. Journal of International Organizations Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 62.

Hardt, H. (2012). ‘Book Review: Engel, Ulf and Porto, J. Gomes. (Eds.) Africa’s New Peace and Security Architecture’. International Peacekeeping, Vol. 19, No. 2, 253-255.

Hardt, H. (2007). ‘Book Review: The Changing Politics of European Security: Europe Alone? Gänzle, S. and Sens, A. (Eds.)’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 45, No. 3, 767-768.

EXTERNAL GRANTS

National Science Foundation (NSF) Supplemental Award                  Jul 2017-Aug 2018

▪    Title: SBP: Diversity by the Book: Gender Representation in Political Science Graduate Training

▪    Advising graduate and undergraduate students in completion of dataset of assigned works

▪    Development of publicly-available website to disseminate dataset to scholars:

http://gradtraining.socsci.uci.edu/

▪    Submission for publication of two peer-reviewed journal articles on findings

▪    Co-PI: AE Smith, Iowa State University

▪    Awarded $10,455

 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Award – Political Science               Aug 2016-Dec 2017

▪    Title: SBP: Diversity by the Book: Gender Representation in Political Science Graduate Training

▪    Research on impacts of academic institutions and individual-level characteristics on gender representation (e.g. proportion of female-authored citations) in Ph.D.-level syllabi and reading lists

▪    Data collection and analysis of assigned works in these syllabi and reading lists

▪    Co-PI: AE Smith, Iowa State University

▪    Awarded $52,278

NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Award                                                 Mar 2016-Jul 2018

APSA Centennial Grant – Women & Politics Fund                                        Feb 2016-Dec 2017

        

National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Career Development Award         Jan-June 2015

Fulbright-Schuman European University Institute Chair 2014-15                             Jan-June 2015

INTERNAL GRANTS

UCI School of Social Science Travel and Research Award                                               Feb 2018

▪       Support for indexing costs of book NATO’s Lessons in Crisis

▪       Support for new Mac desktop computer for office

▪       Awarded $1,500

UCI Center for Organizational Research (COR)                                        Jun 2017-Dec 2017

UCI School of Social Science Travel and Research Award                                         Jan 2017

UCI School Research Committee                                                                Apr 2016

UCI School of Social Sciences                                                                Apr 2016

UCI Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS)                                Apr 2016

UCI School of Social Science Travel and Research Award                                        Mar 2016

UCI School of Social Science Travel and Research Award                                        Mar 2015

HONORS AND AWARDS

UCI School of Social Sciences Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching Innovation, 2017-2018

Fulbright-Schuman EUI Chair Award to Florence, Italy for Jan-June 2015

Junior Scholar Symposium Invitee, International Studies Association, 2013

Finkelstein Award ISA International Organization Section Best Graduate Student Paper, 2011

Graduate Institute of International Studies Doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2010

Michael Sullivan Scholarship of $11,000 for graduate studies in international affairs, 2005

REVIEWS OF PUBLISHED WORK

Hofmann, Stephanie. (2015). Book Review. ‘Heidi Hardt. 2014. Time to react: The efficiency of international organizations in crisis response. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Review of International Organizations. September, 10(3). 403-407.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11558-014-9210-8

Merchant, Leah. (2015). Book Review. ‘Time to react: the efficiency of international organizations in crisis response. By Heidi Hardt. New York: Oxford University Press. 2014.’ International Affairs, 91(1). 175-176.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-2346.12197/abstract

Snyder, Michael. (2014). New Book Suggests Rigid Norms Delay Crisis Response. Global Observatory. October 6.

http://theglobalobservatory.org/2014/10/new-book-rigid-norms-delay-crisis-response/

Central Library. (2014). Study Ranks the Crisis Response Efficiency of International Organisations. General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union. April 28. https://councillibrary.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/study-ranks-the-crisis-response-efficiency-of-international-organisations/

REVIEWER FOR JOURNALS

American Political Science Review                                                                                         Since 2018

American Journal of Political Science                                                                                  Since 2018

Cooperation and Conflict                                                                      Since 2017

International Organizations Research Journal                                                         Since 2014

International Peacekeeping                                                                        Since 2012

International Studies Quarterly                                                              Since 2016

Journal of Political Science                                                                      Since 2018

Journal of International Organizations Studies                                                     Since 2014

Review of International Organizations                                                      Since 2017

Swiss Political Science Review                                                                  Since 2012

MEDIA INTERVIEWS

                                                                                                           

BBC World Service (2018). World Business Report. July 11. Interview begins at 13:40.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06dgz7k

Sheets, C. (2014). ‘Africa's Economic Future Depends On Local Ownership, Entrepreneurship & Big Ideas.’ International Business Times. May 24. http://www.ibtimes.com/africas-economic-future-depends-local-ownership-entrepreneurship-big-ideas-1275063

                                

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Council on Foreign Relations - Term Member, Since 2018

American Political Science Association (APSA), Since 2006

International Studies Association (ISA), Since 2008

Women in Conflict Studies (WICS), Since 2009

Women in International Security (WIIS), Since 2010

Women’s Caucus in Political Science, Since 2014

        

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University of California, Irvine                                                           July 2014-Present

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Quarter                Course Title                                               Level            Enrollment

Winter 2018        International Security                                      Undergraduate       52

Winter 2018        Introduction to International Relations              Undergraduate     239

Fall 2018        International Organizations                              Undergraduate       53

Fall 2018        Causes of War                                              Graduate               7

Spring 2017        International Organizations                                       Undergraduate       47

Spring 2017        International Conflict Management                         Graduate                      7

Winter 2017        Introduction to International Relations                Undergraduate     233

Winter 2017        Direct Group Study (Diversity by Book Project) Undergraduate       15

Fall 2016                Ind’l Study (NATO’s Lessons Project)              Undergraduate           1        

Spring 2016        Undergraduate Honors Thesis Advising              Undergraduate         1        

Spring 2016        Ind’l Study (NATO’s Lessons Project)               Undergraduate           1        

Spring 2016        Colloquium                                              Graduate                   N/A

(Managing Speaker Series and
Grad. Student Professional Development Class)

Winter 2016        Introduction to International Relations        Undergraduate            206

Winter 2016        Undergraduate Honors Thesis Advising        Undergraduate               1        

Winter 2016        Colloquium                                        Graduate                   N/A

                        (Speaker Series and Graduate Student Professional Development Class)

Winter 2016        Managing Conflict, Building Peace                 Graduate                        5

Fall 2015        International Organizations                             Undergraduate             50

Fall 2015                Direct Grp Study (NATO’s Lessons Project)         Undergraduate               7

Fall 2015                Colloquium                                        Graduate                     N/A

                        (Speaker Series and Graduate Student Professional Development Class)

Spring 2015        Direct Grp Study (NATO’s Lessons Project)         Undergraduate               5

Fall 2014                Introduction to International Relations        Undergraduate             200

Fall 2014                Causes of War                                        Graduate                        9

University of Texas at Arlington                                                       July 2012-July 2014

Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of Montreal and McGill University                                   Oct 2011-May 2012

Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for International Peace and Security Studies (CEPSI)

Yale University                                                                         Sep-Dec 2008

Research Assistant                                                                           New Haven, CT

Sciences Po (‘Paris Institute of Political Studies’)                                    Feb-Jul 2008

Lecturer                                                                                                 Paris

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces                            Mar-May 2007 

Research Assistant                                                                  Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. State Department                                                                Jun-Aug 2004

Intern, European and Eurasian Bureau                                                Washington, D.C.

University of Southern California School of International Relations                  Jan-May 2004

Research Assistant                                                                                      Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Downtown News                                                                   Jun-Dec 2003   

Staff Writer and Intern                                                                  Los Angeles, CA

Forbes Magazine                                                                             May-Aug 2002

Intern                                                                                           Houston, TX

ACADEMIC SERVICE

For the University of California, Irvine, Jul 2014 - Present                                                                                             

Search Committees

Member of Search Committee for successful a faculty member search in International Political Economy (IPE), 2016-2017

Advising and Mentorship of Graduate Students

Ph.D. Advisor

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee

Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam Committee Member

Ph.D. Qualifying Paper

Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam Committee Member for Students: 2016-2017

Ph.D. Qualifying Paper

Professional development mentorship via meeting with Ph.D. students across the subfields and disseminating with them my large online collection of materials, advice and testimonials on publishing, grant-writing, conferences, academic job market, etc.

Hiring and Advising of Graduate Student Researchers (i.e. RAs) on Research Projects

Shauna Gillooly - NATO SPS - Gender Awareness Project, May 2018-Present

Phoebe (Woorim) Moon - NATO SPS - Gender Awareness Project, Jul 2017-Present

Misbah Hyder - NATO SPS - Gender Awareness Project, Mar 2017-Present

Hallee Caron – NATO SPS - Gender Awareness Project, Mar 2016-Present

Arash Nabili - NSF - Graduate Training Project, Sept 2017-Dec 2017

Alexandra Raleigh - NATO SPS - Gender Awareness Project, Sep 2016-Mar 2017

 - Fulbright - NATO’s Lessons in Failure Project, Jan-Jun 2015

Hannah Kim – NSF - Graduate Training Project, Sep 2016-Dec 2017

Ananya Ananya - NSF - Graduate Training Project, Jan-Jun 2017

Patricia Rhoda - NATO SPS - Gender Awareness Project, Mar 2016-Jul 2017

Mary Anne Mendoza - NATO’s Lessons in Crisis Book Jun-Dec 2015

- NSF - Graduate Training Project, Jun 2016

- Operational Effectiveness Project, Aug 2018

Advising and Mentorship of Undergraduate Students

Advisor to Ana Virginia Garmendia working as an undergraduate research assistant on the project ‘The First Leak in the Pipeline: The Impact of Gender Diversity in Syllabi on Graduate Student Success’. Her research involves data collection. Jul 2018-Present

Advisor to Patricia Sarion pursuing a SURP research project titled ‘The Impact of Gender on Knowledge Networks: The Case of the World Bank’. Project involves elite interviews as part of fieldwork in Washington, D.C. at the World Bank. Summer 2018.

 

Advisor to four undergraduate students as they collected data on international organization reforms in NATO and the WTO. Jan-Mar 2018

 

Advisor to 17 undergraduate students on political science research design, qualitative coding methods, institutional design and international organizations. The students received this advising in addition to their work as my research assistants as part of a weekly directed group study course (POLS 198) that I taught. Oct-Dec 2017

 

Advisor to two undergraduate students for Individual Study (199) projects to read and research biographies and autobiographies of former NATO secretary generals in order to develop an original dataset of all past NATO secretary general candidates, Oct-Dec 2017

Advisor to Vanessa Hsia pursuing a UROP research project titled ‘Promises or Practices? The Impact of United Nations Development Program Initiatives on Women’s Employment in Costa Rica’. Project involved elite interviews as part of fieldwork in Costa Rica. Jan-Jun 2018

Advisor to 15 undergraduate students on political science research design, qualitative coding methods, political science research papers and professional development. The students received this advising in addition to their work as my research assistants as part of a weekly directed group study course (POLS 198) that I taught. Jan-Mar 2017

Advisor to Claire Bantilan for Individual Study (199) project to learn social network analysis and create a NATO knowledge network visualization, Fall 2016

Advisor to Hannah Braidman for Individual Study (199) project to learn NVivo, import and code qualitative data into one NVivo dataset on NATO elites, Spring 2016

Advisor to Maria Khan for Undergraduate Thesis: ‘Practicing Political Autonomy in Palestine: The Impact of Sustainable Agriculture’, Sep 2015-Jun 2016

Khan subsequently received a prestigious CoR (Council of Research) Fellowship (2016-17).

Advisor to three students for SURP research projects, Summer 2015

Advisor to five students conducting individual research projects on NATO, Mar-Jun 2015

Advisor to seven students conducting individual research projects on NATO, Sep-Dec 2015

Service to the Department

Member of Faculty Search Committee for a Political Scientist with expertise in International Political Economy in the field of International Relations, Apr 2016-Feb 2017

Panelist for Presidential Inauguration Day Event featuring Political Science faculty, Jan 2017

Director of the Political Science Colloquium speaker series, Sep 2015-Jun 2016

Invited and managed the visits of 14 distinguished political science scholars as speakers, coordinated speaker presentations, facilitated faculty dinners and taught professional development classes to doctoral students to prepare them for the academic job market

Organized and conducted a lecture with political science Ph.D. students on how to conduct interviews in field research,  Nov 2014

Service to the School of Social Sciences

Member of the Planning Committee for the UC National Security through Social Sciences Workshop – an interdisciplinary event involving faculty from across UC campuses, May 2017

Panelist on Social Sciences Expert Speaker Series: Trump’s First 100 Days, Mar 2017

UCI School of Social Sciences Global Peace and Conflict Studies (GPACS), Dec 2016 Colloquium Series: ‘Lessons in Failure: Institutional Memory in IO Crisis Management’

Interview for School of Social Sciences Website to Promote Graduate Student Recruitment, April 2016        

Panelist on Social Sciences Expert Speaker Series: Emerging Conflicts: Is the world a mess?,   Nov 2014

Service to the University

Guest lecturer on Teaching in an Active Learning Classroom to the UCI Engaged Learning Institute, Sep 2017                                                                                       

Guest speaker on Global Governance and Climate Change in Prof. Katherine Mackey’s course EarthSS 60B: Local and Regional Environmental Issues, Feb 2017, Feb 2016, Feb 2015

Guest speaker on the International Politics of Climate Change in Prof. Scott Bartell’s course PH 173: Health and Global Environmental Change, Apr 2017

               

Service to the Political Science Profession

Co-Chair, International Politics: Conflict and Security Section of the 2019 Southwest Political Science Association (SPSA), 2018-19

Committee Member, Committee on Anti-Harassment, Western Political Science Association (WPSA), 2018-19

Chair, Foreign Policy Section of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), 2017-18

Co-developed an NSF-funded publicly-available dataset of citations coded by gender for the Political Science academic community. GRADS (The Graduate Assignments DataSet) contains 88,673 citations from 840 syllabi collected from Ph.D.-level political science courses taught in the US. Scholars from around the world can use this dataset to diversify syllabi, employ the citations in publications and/or to pursue further research on diversity in political science.

Member of the International Studies Association Women’s Caucus (WCIS) section, Since 2010

Member of the APSA Women’s Caucus (WCIS) section, Since 2010

Member of the International Studies Association International Organization section, Since 2007

Member of the International Studies Association ISSS-ISAC section, Since 2017

Participant in UCI 2016 Easton Lecture Mini-Conference, Feb 2016
Diversity, Marginalization and Inclusion: The Future of Political Science

Keynote Speaker for James Madison University – EUI Graduate Symposium, Apr 2015

Sharing NATO research at Robert Schuman Centre at EUI in Italy, Feb 2015

Mentoring Ph.D. students and Max Weber post-doctoral fellows at EUI in Italy, Jan-Jun 2015

Gave talk on research to Europe-based Fulbright Scholars and Students, Brussels, Feb 2015

Organized and conducted talk on US Academic Job Market for Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellows at the European University Institute (EUI), Jan 2015

Organized and conducted talk on US Academic Job Market for Ph.D. students at the European University Institute (EUI), Jan 2015

Service to the Local Community and International Community

Invited talk on decision-making in international organizations to University High School students in the Model United Nations club, Irvine, California, Oct 2018

Developed a gender awareness course for all incoming NATO civilian and military staff as part of a NATO SPS-funded research and training project. NATO comprises 28 countries and is the world’s largest military organization. The course provides baseline knowledge about gender-related policies, evidence-based advising on gender mainstreaming in policy, planning and military operations and sexual harassment prevention training. Sep 2017-Aug 2018

Led undergraduate classes in service learning projects to create two publicly-available video aides that provide advice on US cultural norms regarding job applications and job interviews;

Aides were produced for two community organization, Fall 2018, Spring 2017

Class Video Aide on Applying for a Job in the US:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=lS983cW0cx0

Class Video Aide on Interviewing for a Job in the US:

https://youtu.be/QsvC5l_LagU

https://youtu.be/yDS9zpKIVsA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojd9FQm4sio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lifRe0G0Kfg

https://youtu.be/GiOeuvyYLzI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH3XuUpf6gw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWNuOYBsLXQ

Speaker on European Security Panel at the EUI 2015 State of the Union Conference. The State of the Union Conference is an annual event open to the public in which foreign policy experts assess the political and economic status of the European Union, May 2015

For the University of Texas at Arlington, Aug 2012-July 2014

(Sole) Coordinator of Political Science Week – Planned, Organized, Advertised and Executed a week-long series of talks by Political Science faculty. The planning of the event also involved inviting and organizing the visit of an outside speaker (a US diplomat), organizing talks by department faculty, arranging meals for five days, marketing the event at the department, school and university levels.

Advisor for the student organizations: Pi Sigma Alpha, the UTA branch of the national Political Science Honors Society, and the Society of Political Affairs for students interested in politics

Advisor for Elin Andersson - an undergraduate honors thesis on the conditions under which European states give aid. (Post-graduation: Masters in Int’l Affairs; Employment with the UN)

Member of Graduate Studies Committee of the Political Science Department

Haggard Committee Member – Planning, Organizing and executing a department speaker series, including personally arranging a visit from a former Foreign Service Officer to talk to 250 students

Member of four-person interdisciplinary committee to start an African Study Abroad program 2014

Creator of and Moderator for a career listserv for students to find jobs in international affairs        

For Rice University, Jan-June 2011

Associate to Will Rice Residence Hall at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Advised undergraduate students over daily lunches and mentored two undergraduate students on careers in political science and international affairs.

For Sciences Po, Paris, Jul 2008

Advisor and mentor for three undergraduate French students at the first Model OSCE event in Vienna, Austria. The event was an international student simulation of OSCE negotiations.

PRESENTATIONS: PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Upcoming

American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting
Boston, Sept 2018
Presenting paper: ‘The Impact of Gender Integration on Operational Effectiveness’ with co-author Stéfanie von Hlatky

Panel Discussant: ‘Managing Modern Conflict: A Discussion of Small Wars, Big Data and Proxy Wars’

Past

ISAC-ISSS Conference Washington, D.C., Oct 2017

Presented paper: ‘Diversity as Asset or Liability?: The Impact of Gender Integration on Operational Effectiveness’ with co-author Stéfanie von Hlatky

Presented paper: ‘The Global Governance of Counter-terrorism: Why International Organizations Adopt Prevention Activities’

Lunch Roundtable on Bridging the Gap

American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting San Francisco, Sept 2017

Presented paper: ‘Reflections on Errors in Afghanistan, Libya and Ukraine’.

Presented paper: ‘Diversity by the Book: Gender Representation in Graduate Training’

International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention Baltimore, MD, Feb 2017
Presented paper: ‘Error Recall: Sharing Knowledge Across Time and Space in International Security Organizations’
Presented paper: ‘Integrating the Gender Perspective in Security Organizations: The Case of NATO’ with co-author Stéfanie von Hlatky
Presented paper: ‘Diversity by the Book: Gender Representation in Political Science Graduate Training’ with co-author Amy Erica Smith

American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting Philadelphia, Sept 2016

Presented paper: ‘See No Evil: Institutional Memory in NATO Crisis Management’.

Presented paper: ‘Error Recall: Knowledge Acquisition in International Security Organizations’

ISA Workshop: The Measurement and Conceptualization of Female Combatants May 2016

Presented: ‘Rounding a Square Peg: The Institutionalization of Gender Mainstreaming within NATO’ with co-author Stéfanie von Hlatky

University of California Conference on International Cooperation Los Angeles, Mar 2016

Presented: ‘Institutional Memory in NATO: An Experimental Study’

International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention Atlanta, GA, Mar 2016

Presented: ‘Institutional Memory in NATO: An Experimental Study’

Presented: ‘Lessons in Failure: Institutional Memory in NATO Crisis Management’

Journeys in World Politics Iowa City, IA, Mar 2016

Presented: ‘Institutional Memory in NATO: An Experimental Study’

UCI 2016 David Easton Lecture and Memorial Mini-Conference Irvine, Feb 2016
Diversity, Marginalization and Inclusion: The Future of Political Science

Discussant

Gender Mainstreaming in the Canadian Armed Forces: Kingston, Canada, Nov 2016

Benchmarking with NATO Allies and Partners Workshop

Discussant

ISAC-ISSS Conference Springfield, MA, Oct 2015

Presented: ‘Memory in Crisis: An Experimental Study of NATO’s Collective Knowledge of Past Errors’

Who Cares? Workshop on the Economies, Technologies and Ethics of Aid Irvine, Oct 2015

Presented paper: ‘How NATO Remembers: An Experimental Study of Institutional Memory among International Organization Elites’.

American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting San Francisco, Sept 2015

Presented paper: ‘How NATO Remembers: An Experimental Study of Institutional Memory among International Organization Elites’.

International Policy Summer Institute Washington, D.C., June 2015

Professional development program for professors and post-docs in the field of international affairs to build the tools and networks to disseminate policy-relevant academic research.
 

European University Institute - State of the Union Conference Florence, Italy, May 2015

Lectured on Europe’s Role in Peacekeeping and Stabilization

James Mason University Graduate Symposium Florence, Italy, April 2015

Keynote speaker presenting research on the EU in crisis management

International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention New Orleans, LA, Feb 2015

Presented: ‘When States Break the Rules: A Study of Membership Suspension by International Organizations’ with co-author Brent Sasley

Chair: Peacekeeping Panel

ISAC-ISSS Conference Austin, TX, Nov 2014

Presented paper: Lessons before Learning: The Informal Acquisition of Institutional Memory at NATO

American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting Washington, D.C., Sept 2014

Presented paper: ‘When States Break the Rules: Membership Suspension in International Organizations’.

International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention Toronto, Mar 2014

Presented: ‘Short-term Institutional Memory: Sources of Learning in NATO Crisis Management’ Junior Scholar Symposium; Discussant on panels: ‘Do Leaders Matter?’, ‘Why Institutions Comply’

American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting Chicago, IL, Sept 2013

Presented paper: ‘Sources of Political and Strategic Learning in NATO Crisis Management’.

Texas Triangle Conference (Rice- UT-A&M) College Station, TX        , Mar 2013

Presented paper: ‘A Secretariat Goes Rogue: Unique Autonomy in African Crisis Decisionmaking’.

International Security Forum Geneva, Apr 2013

Presented paper: ‘Losing Institutional Memory: NATO’s Lessons (Un)learned in Conflict Management’.

International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention San Diego, CA, Apr 2012

Presented paper: ‘Losing Institutional Memory: NATO’s Lessons (Un)learned in Conflict Management’.

American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting  Seattle, Sept 2011

Poster Presentation for my paper, ‘Keep friends close but colleagues closer: the role of informal relationships in regional organization decision-making on peace operations’

International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention  Montreal, Mar 2011

Presented my paper, ‘Keeping friends close but colleagues closer: the role of informal relationships in regional organization decision-making on peace operations’

ISA Annual Convention  New Orleans, Feb 2010

ISA Annual Convention  New York, Feb 2009

INVITED PRESENTATIONS: ACADEMIC / RESEARCH / GOVT. ORGANIZATIONS

Upcoming Talks

 

George Washington University – Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, Apr 2019

‘Diversity as Asset or Liability?: The Impact of Gender Integration on Operational Effectiveness’

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Political Science Department, Oct 2018                                                            

‘NATO’s Lessons in Crisis: Institutional Memory in International Organizations’

 

University of California, Riverside (UCR) – Political Science Department, Oct 2018

‘Determinants of the Gender Syllabi Gap in Political Science’

 

Pepperdine University, Social Science Division, Los Angeles, Oct. 2018

‘Gendermainstreaming in International Organizations’

 

Past Talks

 

Book Talks on NATO’s Lessons in Crisis (2018)

 

     Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

     Foreign Policy Institute, Washington, D.C., Sep 2018

 

     Stimson Center, Washington, D.C., Sep 2018

University of California, Riverside, May 2018

‘Gendermainstreaming in Global Governance and International Organizations’

Ford Foundation Institute on Women and University Leadership in Post-Conflict and Transitional Societies

University of California, Merced – Political Science Department, May 2018                                                                  ‘NATO’s Lessons in Crisis: Institutional Memory in International Organizations’

Stanford University - CISAC, Feb 2018

‘NATO’s Lessons in Crisis: Institutional Memory in International Organizations’

University of California, Berkeley – Political Science Department - MIRTH, Nov 2017

‘NATO’s Lessons in Failure: Institutional Memory in International Organizations’

University of Sydney        , Aug 2017

‘NATO’s Gender Turn: Adaptation in International Security Organizations’

Soka University of America, Nov 2016

‘How NATO Remembers: Institutional Memory in Crisis Management Operations’

University of Southern California – Center for International Studies, Oct 2016

‘Lessons in Failure: Institutional Memory in International Organization Crisis Management’

Southern Denmark University – Center for War Studies        , Sep 2016

‘Crisis Management and Institutional Memory in NATO’

Iowa State University – Political Science Department, Apr 2016        

‘Institutional Memory in NATO: An Experimental Study’

UCLA – Political Science Department, Apr 2016        

‘Institutional Memory in NATO: An Experimental Study’

Northwestern University – Political Science Department        , Nov 2015

‘Institutional Memory in NATO: An Experimental Study’

Fulbright Commission Seminar on the EU and NATO Bruges, Belgium, Feb 2015

Lectured on ‘NATO in the Age of Austerity’

European University Institute, Robert Schuman Center, Feb 2015

Lectured on ‘Learning in Crisis: The Sources of NATO’s Institutional Memory’

Book Talks on Time to React (2014)

SMU – Tower Center for Political Studies Dallas, May 2014

United Nations – Geneva Peacebuilding Platform Geneva, Switzerland, May 2014

George Mason University – Global Affairs Program, Apr 2014

American University – School of International Service Washington, D.C., Apr 2014

Stimson Center - Washington, D.C., Apr 2014

SAIS – Center for Transatlantic Relations Washington, D.C., Apr 2014

MIT – Center for International Studies Boston, Apr 2014

NATO Headquarters Brussels, Belgium, Apr 2014

World Affairs Council – Young Professionals Houston, TX, Feb 2014

University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX, Oct 2012

Lectured on ‘The African Union: From Peace Promises to Peacekeeping’

CISS Graduate Student Conference Montreal, Mar 2012

Discussant on the panel, ‘Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Today’

University of Laval  Quebec City, Jan 2012

Lectured on ‘NATO and targeted interventions: Old solution to new challenges’ in the conference: ‘The End of peace operations? The emergence of a new strategic approach to conflict management’.

Center on International Cooperation (CIC) – New York University,  Jan 2012

Presented findings and policy recommendations from the paper, ‘Keep friends close but colleagues closer: the role of informal relationships in regional organization decision-making on peace operations’

GCSP Summer Workshop  Geneva, Jul 2011

‘The EU in the World: Towards Global Partnerships in Peace Operations’                           

Presented my paper ‘Real Rules of the Game: Variation in Institutional Design in Regionally-led Peace Operations’; Discussed EU cooperation with international organizations at EU-funded workshop

Houston Committee on Foreign Relations, Jan 2011

Presented in monthly lecture series: ‘Diplomacy Damaged: The Aftermath of the Wikileaks Flood’

Institute of International Education (IIE), Mar 2010

Invited to give a lecture on Ph.D. thesis on regional peace operations and discuss fieldwork in Africa

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Jun 2008

Lectured on ‘ESDP to Candidacy: The EU’s Eastern Engagement with the Western Balkans’ to diplomats from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia for security sector reform course

International Organization for Migration (IOM)  Geneva, Dec 2007

Assessed lessons learned with members of leading NGOs and international organizations at: ‘Healing the War 2nd International Meeting: Youth as a key to sustainable post-conflict recovery’

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

International Studies Association – Pay it Forward – San Francisco, Mar 2018
Professional Development for Women Scholars in International Relations

Summer Workshop on Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS), July 2017

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), Jan-May 2015
Faculty Success Program

International Policy Summer Institute Washington, D.C., June 2015
Bridging the Gap – American University

U See I Write: First Bi-Annual UCI Faculty Writing Retreat        , Sep 2016

Journeys in World Politics Iowa City, IA, Mar 2016
Professional Development for Women Scholars in Political Science

Process-Tracing Workshop – Prof. Alan Jacobs – EUI - Florence, Italy, May 2015

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research), June-July 2013
Summer Program in Quantitative Methods Ann Arbor, MI

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English: Native Speaker

French: Professionally Fluent
Spanish: Advanced Proficient

RESEARCH SKILLS

Qualitative: Elite interviews, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Qualitative Content Analysis, International Field Research, Qualitative Content Analysis, Process-tracing, NVivo

Quantitative: Bivariate and Multivariate Regression Analysis, Descriptive Statistics, STATA, Survey Experiments, Network Analysis (beginner level), Social Network Visualizations,