Sarah von Billerbeck
EDP Network Member
Sarah v. Billerbeck is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Reading. Prior to that she worked at King’s College London, and she previously worked for the UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo (MONUC), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in Lebanon, and the American Refugee Committee in Guinea.
Her research has two main thrusts: (1) United Nations peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and post-conflict reconstruction, and (2) international organizations and legitimacy. She is CoPI on an ESRC-funded project entitled ‘Democratization and United Nations Peacebuilding’ and on an SSHRCC-funded partnership development project entitled ‘Peacebuilding and Local Knowledge Network.’ In 2016-19, she was PI of a project on self-legitimation by international organizations funded by the ESRC, and in 2017-18, she was PI of a project examining performance management in international organizations funded by the Folke Bernadotte Academy.
Sarah is co-Director of the UN and Global Order Programme at the University of Reading; a member of the Folke Bernadotte Academy Research Working Groups; a member of the Editorial Board of International Peacekeeping; and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Studies Association’s International Organisation Section. In 2018, she was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Her book, “Whose Peace? Local Ownership and UN Peacebuilding” was published by OUP in 2017, and her work has appeared in International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Studies, and elsewhere.
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