Areas of Expertise:
  • Balkans
  • United Nations
  • Peacekeeping

Sofía Sebastián is a Fritz Thyssen TAPIR Visiting Fellow recently based at the Stimson Center and SIPRI North America in Washington DC. Since 2006 she has been engaged in policy-based analysis as a result of her association with Madrid-based institute FRIDE. She has also held different positions at various universities and research institutes such as the London School of Economics, Columbia University and the Center on International Cooperation in New York, and has worked as a Political Adviser for the Spanish Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Prior to these experiences, she worked as a consultant for the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Sofía’s research focuses on UN peace operations; peacebuilding and state-building; civilian protection; conflict management; post-conflict constitution-making; EU foreign policy; the Western Balkans; and the Sahel. She holds a PhD in government from the London School of Economics (LSE). Prior to her PhD, she earned an MSc in Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a Fulbright Fellowship and received her BA in Political Science and International Relations at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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