Marina E. Henke Assistant Professor

Research Interest(s):  International Security Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping, European Union Security And Defense Policy, Transatlantic Cooperation

Program Area(s):  International Relations

Regional Specialization(s):  Africa; Europe

Department Strength(s):  International Organizations and International Law; Conflict Studies

Prof. Henke’s academic expertise is in military interventions, international security cooperation and European security and defense policy. She examines questions such as: What motivates states to launch military interventions? How are coalitions-of-the-willing constructed? What role do international institutions and alliances play in the force generation process? Does the coalition composition affect the intervention outcome? Prof. Henke is currently working on two book manuscripts and several related articles related to these questions.  Prior to joining Northwestern University, Prof. Henke has been a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) from 2011-2012. She also served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA) and worked with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the German Foreign Office as well as NGOs in Mexico and Argentina.

Courses taught

  • POL 346 – European Union
  • POL 345 – National Security
  • POL 395 – Military Interventions
  • POL 490 – International Security Cooperation