Dr. Christina Bache has extensive experience analyzing fragile and conflict settings, establishing sustainable peace frameworks, and promoting positive private sector engagement in fragile and conflict-affected states. She also has experience in developing and conducting risk assessments, social audits, and operational frameworks for the peace-private sector nexus for a wide range of NGOs and international organizations. She is currently conducting research on the impact of the private sector on peace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for a book project with Palgrave Macmillan.
Christina is Co-Chair of the International Crisis Group's Ambassador Council and is Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, Business for Peace working group. She is an Advisory Council Member for the Livelihood Innovation through Food Entrepreneurship initiative and is a member of Co-Opinion Network's study group on youth employment in MENA; Hollings Center's dialogue groups on Profits to Peace, Iraq’s Foreign Policy and Economic Challenges and U.S.-Egypt Relations; International Studies Association; European Consortium for Political Research; and is the Co-Founder of the Women in Foreign Policy Turkey chapter.
Christina received her PhD from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in the UK. 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 and peace in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Christina received both her MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and BA in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC. Originally from Texas, Christina has traveled extensively through and worked abroad in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and Turkey.