Christina Bache is an Adjunct Professor in International Affairs at the Brussels School of Governance and a Research Affiliate at Queen's University. Previously, she was a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, IDEAS, and Visiting Fellow with the Wilfred Martens Centre for European Studies, the in-house think tank of the European People's Party.
Christina's professional interests are multi-disciplinary, focusing on responsible business practices, livelihood security and economic inclusion of vulnerable groups, forced migration, and the meaningful inclusion of women in fragile and conflict-affected environments. She has conducted peace and conflict assessments and social audits for the International Labour Organisation, European Parliament, the German development agency (GIZ), and SPARK. She has provided advisory services, including writing a report on “The Role of Women in Peace and Transition Processes” for the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, served as a civil society representative for the European Union’s working group on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, contributed to a European Parliament-supported study on a progressive European foreign policy agenda, and co-wrote policy briefs on development, equity, and inclusion in development assistance for the Biden-Harris administration as a member of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security.
Christina has held pro bono roles, including as Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, Working Group on Business for Peace, Co-Chair of the International Crisis Group's Ambassador Council, Co-Founder of the Women in Foreign Policy Turkey Chapter, and Administrator of the Syria Support Network. In addition, she is a member of the network for Academic Friends of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Hollings Center's working groups on Profits to Peace, Iraq's Foreign Policy and Economic Challenges, and U.S.-Egypt Relations, and member of the Middle East Research Network on Internal Displacement.
Christina received her PhD from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. She focused on the private sector's impact on human (economic) security and peace in fragile and conflict-affected states. Christina received her MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and BA in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC.
Originally from Texas, Christina's regional experience includes Central America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.