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Timea Spitka


Dr. Timea Spitka is a current fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. She conducts research on intervention in violent conflicts, gender, Global Responsibility to Protect (R2P), children in conflict and human security. Her research is focused on violent and non-violent conflicts in Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Spitka was previously a postdoctoral fellow in security at Masaryk University (Czech Republic), a research fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations and a Sophie Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at Hebrew University in Gender, Conflict Resolution and Peace.

Dr. Spitka has worked on conflict resolution and peace building projects in the Middle East and Europe. She has worked for several international and regional organizations including for the United Nations, Rand Corporation, Oxfam and the European Union. She has also worked as a journalist, an analyst, a grant writer and a project coordinator.

Dr. Spitka’s book: International Intervention, Identity and Conflict Transformation: Bridges and Walls Between Groups was published in 2015 by Routledge. Currently, she is working on a manuscript entitled National and International Civilian Protection Strategies in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict for Palgrave Macmillan.

Her research has also been published in scholarly journals including Global Responsibility to Protect and International Negotiation. Some of her journal publications include: ​

Children on the Front Lines: Responsibility to Protect in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict,;

Mediating among Mediators: Building a Consensus in Multilateral Interventions, International Negotiation,;

The Myth of Protection: Gendering Protection under the Responsibility to Protect in Gaza