Dr Sophie Haspeslagh

Dr Sophie Haspeslagh

PhD graduate

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Conflict & peace, transition of armed actors, peace processes

About me

Sophie Haspeslagh is a PhD candidate at the International Relations Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science where she is researching the effects of proscription on peace processes. Until August 2012, she was Head of Policy at Conciliation Resources where she formulated and presented policy conclusions grounded in practical conflict transformation experience, with a particular emphasis on managing inclusiveness in peace processes and engaging armed groups.

She previously managed ABColombia, the advocacy platform of leading British NGOs with programmes in Colombia. Before that, she worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Algeria on governance and human rights issues. She also worked as an early warning consultant for the World Food Programme in Rome and for the International Crisis Group in Colombia and Brussels. She holds a Masters degree in International Relations from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and a BSc in Politics from the University of Bristol.

Research topic

The effect of proscription on pre-negotiation

Teaching experience

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant on IR203 International Organisations, BSc level (2014-2015)
  • Completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Associate Level (2014-2015)
  • Guest lecture on IR422 Conflict and Peace Studies, MA level (2011-2012)

Academic supervisor

Mark Hoffman


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Expertise Details

Conflict and peace; transition of armed actors; third party mediation; negotiations; peace processes; critical terrorism.

My research