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Dr. Christina Bache Fidan specializes in conflict transformation and peace, business ethics, human security, and socioeconomic development. Christina received her PhD from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Her dissertation focused on the impact of the private sector on human security and peace in fragile and conflict-affected states. Her case study delved into the impact of the Turkish private sector on economic security in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Christina received her MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and BA in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC.

Christina is the Chair of the International Crisis Group's Ambassador Council in Istanbul and is a member of the United Nations Business for Peace/Principles for Responsible Management Education working group. Through her work with Peace Missions Global, Christina assists companies and business leaders in understanding and implementing best practices in a way that complements their business values and maximizes their contributions to human security and positive peace.

Christina regularly provides commentary and presents on conflict transformation, post-conflict peacebuilding, business ethics, diplomacy, humanitarian assistance, human security, developments in the Middle East and North Africa region, migration, and social justice. She is also a Co-Founder of the Women in Foreign Policy initiative in Istanbul, Turkey.

Christina is a member of the Hollings Center’s dialogue groups on “Iraq’s Foreign Policy and Economic Challenges”; The Future of Turkey-U.S. Relations: Prospects for Cooperation in the Middle East”; and "The Future of U.S.-Egypt Relations"; the American Council on Germany and the Draeger Foundation, "Study Group on Demographic Trends, Migration, and Social Cohesion in Europe"; the German Marshall Fund’s Young Transatlantic Network, the Global Women’s Leadership Network, the Professional American Women of Istanbul, Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of Istanbul, International Studies Association, the European Consortium for Political Research, the Soho House, the Transfuse Association, Women's Foreign Policy Group, and Women in Foreign Policy (Turkey).

Read more about Christina in Women in Foreign Policy.

Follow Christina @peacemissions.

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