2019 Speakers

Dr Claire Yorke
Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Studies/Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
Claire Yorke is a Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow at International Security Studies and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. Her writing and research explore the role and limitations of empathy and emotions in international affairs, diplomacy, leadership and policy-making. Alongside her research, she lectures and teaches at university and has recently designed a professional online course for mid-level managers on ‘Empathy and Emotions in Policy-Making’ with the International School for Government at King’s College London. She received her PhD in International Relations from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and has a Masters from the University of Exeter, and a BA from Lancaster University. Prior to her PhD, Claire worked as Programme Manager of the International Security Research Department at Chatham House (2009-2013) and as a Parliamentary Researcher to a frontbench politician in the Houses of Parliament (2006-2009). In 2014, she was a member of the NATO and Atlantic Council Young Leaders Working Group, reporting to NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on the future of the transatlantic alliance. And between 2012 and 2016, she co-ran Women in International Security UK, organizing events and mentoring opportunities to connect, promote and support women in international affairs, security, and defence. She is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC, and on the Board of Advisors for Promote Leadership and the Research Advisory Council of the Resolve Network.
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