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Celina Hübner

Cohort 2016

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse

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Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften


Doctoral Researcher

Freie Universität Berlin
Ihnestr. 26
12195 Berlin

Topic of PhD thesis

 State predation and violence – (armed) non-state actors as statebuilders in fragile political systems.

Curriculum Vitae

08/2013 – 05/2015

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Master of International Affairs

08/2013 – 05/2015

Institut d'études politiques de Paris/Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Master of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

09/2009 – 06/2012

Jacobs University Bremen, B.A. International Politics and History

Scientific Activities and Internships

09/2015 – 03/2016

United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), New York (USA), Carlo Schmid Programme Fellow


Oxford Institute of Ethics Law and Armed Conflict, Stockholm (Sweden), Conference Participant


Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict Management (IACM), Presentation title 'The Implications of Protracted Crises for Conflict Management and Peace-building Initiatives – Overcoming Political Deadlock in the Ogaden.', Clearwater Beach (USA), Conference Presenter


Transitions politiques et transitions médiatiques au Maghreb/Media in the Democratic Transition: Functions of (social) media in the Tunisian transition, Tunis (Tunisia), Conference Presenter (declined)

06/2015 – 08/2015

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Berlin (Germany), Visiting Associate

01/2015 – 05/2015

The Alliance Program, New York (USA), Programme Assistant

12/2014 – 05/2016

United Nations Department Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Department of Political Affairs (DPA), Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and Development Programme (UNDP), New York (USA), Graduate Student Consultant

06/2014 – 08/2014

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Emergency Response and Preparedness Intern

05/2014 – 06/2014

International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire), Transitional Justice Intern


Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Presentation Category 'Political Communication during the Arab Spring and its aftermath.', London (United Kingdom), Conference Presenter

11/2012 – 12/2012

Auswärtiges Amt, Deutsche Botschaft Colombo, Colombo (Sri Lanka), Political and Economic Affairs Intern

09/2012 – 10/2012

Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Nairobi (Kenya), Foreign Correspondence Intern

09/2010 – 06/2012

Jacobs University Bremen, Department of Campus Activities and Intercultural Affairs, Bremen (Germany), Student Assistant

06/2011 – 07/2011

Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Berlin (Germany), Intern

05/2010 – 07/2010

Effective Media Management (EMM) International, London (United Kingdom), Cooperate Media Intern

Stipends and Awards

Since 09/2016

Scholarship recipient of the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation

2014 – 2015

Scholarship recipient of DAAD Jahresstipendium für Graduierte und Promovierte

2013 – 2015

Member and scholarship recipient of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes


Dasturdaza Dr. Jal Pavr Award for International Peace and Understanding, endowed research award for 'The 2011-12 famine in Somalia and its repercussions for international crisis prevention in failed states.', Columbia University


1. Prize at OLB Wissenschaftspreis, endowed research award for Bachelor thesis: 'How does Facebook make the world more democratic? A case study of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia (2011).'

09/2009 – 06/2012

Scholarship recipient of Jacobs University Bremen

Research Interests

Statebuilding theory and practice in fragile states

International interventions and UN peacekeeping

Security and defense policy in the Middle East

Hübner, C. (2015) 'Extending Legitimate State Authority in Post-Conflict Countries – A Multi-Case Analysis.', Columbia University SIPA Capstone Report, pp. 1-77.

Hübner, C. (2015) 'Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson Discusses the UN's Past and Future on its 70th Anniversary.', United Nations Studies Newsletter, 13, p.11.

Müller, M. G. & Hübner, C. (2014) 'How Facebook Facilitated the Jasmine Revolution. Conceptualizing the Functions of Online Social Network Communication.', Journal of Social Media Studies, 1(1), pp. 17–33.