Dr. Christina Bache has extensive knowledge of peace and conflict theory/practice and in promoting positive private sector engagement in fragile and conflict-affected environments. Currently, Christina is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, IDEAS, and up until March of this year, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies in Brussels.
Christina is Co-Chair of the International Crisis Group's Ambassador Council and Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, Business for Peace working group. She is a member of Co-Opinion Network's study group on youth employment in the Middle East North Africa region; Hollings Center's dialogue groups on Profits to Peace, Iraq’s Foreign Policy and Economic Challenges and U.S.-Egypt Relations and is the Co-Founder of the Women in Foreign Policy Turkey chapter.
Christina received her PhD from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in the UK. Her dissertation focused on the impact of the private sector on human security and peace in fragile and conflict-affected states. Her case study delved into the impact of the Turkish private sector on economic security and peace in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Christina received both her MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and BA in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC.
Originally from Texas, Christina has traveled extensively through and worked abroad in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.
- Speaker, “After the Local Elections: A New Political Landscape in Turkey,” German Marshall Fund of the U.S., 2019, Berlin
- Speaker, “Doing Security Differently: Challenges, Diversity and the New Frontiers,” European Parliament, 2019, Brussels
- Speaker, “Inclusion of Women in Peace Processes,” European Parliament, 2019, Brussels
- Speaker, “Armed Conflict and Forced Migration in the Context of the War in Syria,” Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, 2019, Brussels
- Participant, “Considering a Viable Economic Future for Syria: The Role of Local, Regional and Global Stakeholders,” Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2018, Beirut
- Speaker, “Green Conflict Minerals,” TOPAZ, 2018, Prague
- Speaker, “The Private Sector’s Role in Economic Integration and Social Inclusion of Refugees in Frontline States,” European Parliament, 2018, Brussels
- Speaker, “Private Sector-Peace Nexus in Iraq,” American University, 2018, Washington, DC
- Member, Working Group on “Entrepreneurship, Prosperity, and Liberty in the Arab World,” Liberty Fund, 2018, Marrakesh
- Member, Working Group on “Rendering Young People More Employable: The Role of the Private Sector,” Co-Opinion Network, 2017, Hammamet, Tunisia
- Moderator and Participant, “Profits for Peace,” Hollings Center for International Dialogue, 2017, Dubai