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Marina E. Henke

Assistant Professor

B.A.: Sciences Po, 2005; Ph.D.: Princeton University, 2012
Curriculum Vitae


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): Europe; Africa

Subfield Specialties: Conflict Studies; International Organizations and International Law


Prof. Henke’s academic expertise is in military interventions, peacekeeping and European security and defense policy. She examines questions such as: 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 in Security StudiesInternational Studies QuarterlyInternational PeacekeepingProviding for PeacekeepingCanadian Foreign Policy Journal, and Conflict Management and Peace Science.

Prof. Henke holds a Ph.D. 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.

Prior to joining Northwestern University, Prof. Henke was a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). 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.

Recent Publications

  • The Politics of Diplomacy: How the United States builds Multilateral Military Coalitions International Studies Quarterly, July 21, 2017 (online first)

Courses taught

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