GIS GUEST EXPERT Stephanie Liechtenstein is a website editor and member of the Editorial Board of ‘Security and Human Rights’ (www.shrblog.org), a quarterly academic journal that is devoted to the work and principles of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Since 2009, she has been working as an independent academic researcher and consultant, including among others, for the International Peace Institute (2011) and the University of Vienna (2012).
From 2003 to 2008 she held several positions at the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE), among them senior political assistant to the OSCE Secretary General. During her work for the OSCE she gained in-depth understanding of multilateral decision-making processes, as well as key knowledge about East-West relations, conflict prevention, human rights issues, and politico-military aspects of security.
Stephanie Liechtenstein has a MSc degree in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Science at the University of Vienna.
She has written and co-authored several papers and articles, which have been published by the quarterly journal Security and Human Rights, the International Peace Institute (IPI), the International Relations and Security Network of the ETH Zurich (www.isn.ethz.ch), as well as by the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).