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Coercive Kidnapping & Political Hostage Taking in International Affairs
August 03

Coercive Kidnapping & Political Hostage Taking in International Affairs


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12:00 pm - 12:30 pm. Time zone: America/New_York

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Please join us on Wednesday, August 3, for a conversation on kidnapping and political hostage taking in international affairs with Dr. Danielle Gilbert, a Rosenwald Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at Dartmouth College and a Nonresident Fellow with the Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Gilbert will explore the causes and consequences of hostage taking in international security, including why and how armed groups kidnap during civil war, rebel kidnapping, hostage recovery policy, and hostage diplomacy.

About the speaker:

Dr. Danielle Gilbert, in addition to being a Rosenwald Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College and a Nonresident Fellow with the Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has also held a position as an Assistant Professor of Military & Strategic Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Her work is published in the ​American Political Science Review, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Terrorism & Political Violence, the Texas National Security Review, the Journal of Political Science Education, the Washington Post, ​USA Today, War on the Rocks, Lawfare, Just Security, the Duck of Minerva, and Political Violence at a Glance. ​Her research has been supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the United States Institute of Peace and the Minerva Research Initiative, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University, the Cosmos Club Foundation, the Bridging the Gap Project, the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, the Les Aspin ’60 Summer Fellowship, and the Georg W. Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at Yale.

Before beginning her doctoral work, Dr. Gilbert served four years on Capitol Hill including as a Senior Legislative Assistant and Appropriations Associate, and has worked as a policy advisor on presidential and congressional campaigns. She received her PhD in Political Science from the George Washington University; Master’s degrees from the George Washington University and the London School of Economics; and a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale.