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Marina E. Henke

Associate 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?

Marina has published widely in peer-reviewed journals on these topics such as International Security, Security Studies, International Studies Quarterly, International Peacekeeping, and Conflict Management and Peace Science. She is also the author of “Constructing Allied Cooperation: Diplomacy, Payments, and Power in Multilateral Coalitions” (Cornell University Press, 2019).

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

Courses Taught

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