Christelle Comair

Christelle Comair

WAPPP Fellow
Christelle Comair
Christelle Comair is a political scientist and conflict resolution specialist. Her work in this field included advising governments, international organizations, and civil society. Christelle's recent doctoral research focused on the theory and practice of mediation in international relations. She specifically examined the effectiveness of third-party interventions in cases of civil wars and conflicts over natural resources. Through a comparative study, she investigates conflict resolution strategies and suggests a rethinking of current approaches to cooperation and partnerships in the field. Christelle also develops a critical account of international relations theory and its epistemology, recommending innovative approaches centered on interdisciplinarity and feminist perspectives. As a Research Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program, Christelle will build on her doctoral findings to further integrate a gender lens into her case-study analysis with the aim to bring women's perspectives and theoretical contributions to the forefront of both diplomatic practice and theory building. With her background as a civil society activist, she has taught courses in human rights protection and leadership. She has also designed and led development projects and advocacy campaigns for advancing women’s economic, social and political participation in the Arab region. Christelle holds a Ph.D from the University of Paris, a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris and a Bachelor degree from the American University of Beirut. Research topics: conflict resolution, peace and security, development cooperation, global governance, international organizations, science diplomacy

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