King's College London, Researcher and Teacher
Claire Yorke has a PhD from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Her research explores the role and limitations of empathy within diplomacy, as well as the dynamics of affect within international relations. Prior to her academic career, Dr Yorke was Programme Manager of the International Security Research Department at Chatham House (2009-2013) where she worked on a broad spectrum of research topics on international security and defence. She began her professional career in the Houses of Parliament, UK, where she was a Parliamentary Researcher to Sir Nick Harvey MP with a focus on the defence portfolio (2006-2009).
Dr Yorke is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, and has worked as Teaching Assistant in the Department of War Studies and the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. She further designed and taught two courses for Key Stage 4 and 5 students on international negotiations. In 2014, Claire was a member of the NATO Young Leaders Working Group that provided a report and recommendations to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on the future of the transatlantic alliance ahead of the 2014 NATO Summit. She is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC.
Claire Yorke holds a First Class master’s degree in Middle East Politics from the University of Exeter, and an undergraduate degree in Politics, International Relations, and French from Lancaster University. She also spent one year of her degree at Sciences Po, Lille, as part of the European Erasmus scheme where she obtained a Certificat d’Etudes Politiques.
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