On Monday 6 March, in the framework of its first conference of the year 2017, the College of Europe Foreign Affairs group had the pleasure of welcoming Dr Christiane HOEHN, Principal Advisor to the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de KERCHOVE, for an interactive lecture about the terrorist threats and the challenges they pose for both the EU, its member states, institutions and agencies. Dr HOEHN's presentation was followed by a Q&A session with students, among which many are working on terrorism-related topics.
Dr Christiane HOEHN joined the Council of the EU in 2004. In her previous assignment, she worked on non-proliferation and disarmament. From 2004 to 2009, she was Administrator for Transatlantic Relations, working on EU-US and EU-Canada relations as well as on issues relating to counter-terrorism, international human rights and humanitarian law.
Prior to joining the EU in 2004, she was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for International Law in Heidelberg and an affiliate at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School, where she worked on leadership development. She also worked at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos and at various UN departments.
She holds the German State Examination in law, and L.L.M. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in international law from Heidelberg University. Dr HOEHN also studied at the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva and Passau University. She has published a book (Between Human Rights and Conflict Prevention. Protection of National Minorities in the OSCE) and several articles in the field of international law and international affairs.
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