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Dr Kirsten Haack

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

I am researcher of international organisations, with a specific focus on the United Nations. My research has focussed on the role of people in IR, specifically individuals in international organisations and their capacity for leadership. This has included the UN Secretary-General and women executive heads, and I am expanding my research on women UN diplomats. My study of gender has expanded on the question of leadership, as well as translating access theories from the domain of parliamentary and business studies to international organisations. 
I am also interested in the role of international law in our understanding of the international and the construction of our relationship to it, as well as the relationship between international law and the use of force under the umbrella of the UN.

Kirsten Haack

PGR Supervision

  • Shan Shan China's Energy Security: The Strategic Value of Co-Opetition and the Heritage of Hehe Culture Start Date: 18/11/2014 End Date: 25/02/2016
  • Ana Benvenutto González What kind of Barriers do women face in order to achieve Leadership Positions within the United Nations system: What networks do they use and how do women become visible as potential candidates for leadership positions? Start Date: 07/10/2014

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I am researcher of international organisations, with a specific focus on the United Nations. My research has focussed on the role of people in IR, specifically individuals in international organisations and their capacity for leadership. This has included the UN Secretary-General and women executive heads, and I am expanding my research on women UN diplomats. My study of gender has expanded on the question of leadership, as well as translating access theories from the domain of parliamentary and business studies to international organisations. 
I am also interested in the role of international law in our understanding of the international and the construction of our relationship to it, as well as the relationship between international law and the use of force under the umbrella of the UN.

Qualifications

  • MEd
  • MA
  • MA
  • PhD
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The United Nations at Seventy-Five: Where Are the Women in The United Nations Now?, Haack, K., Karns, M., Murray, J. 1 Oct 2020, In: Ethics and International Affairs
  • UN Women, Haack, K. 2019, Handbook of International Organizations, Berlin, De Gruyter
  • Catherine Ann Bertini, Haack, K. 19 Jan 2018, IO BIO, Online, Radboud University
  • The UN Secretary-General, role expansion and narratives of representation in the 2016 campaign, Haack, K. 1 Nov 2018, In: The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
  • Der Generalsekretär im Wandel der Zeit, Haack, K. 27 Feb 2017
  • Women, organisational crisis and access to leadership in international organisations, Haack, K. 1 Apr 2017, In: Journal of Women, Politics and Policy
  • The UN Secretary-General and the call for representation, Haack, K. May 2016
  • Breaking Barriers? Women's representation and leadership at the United Nations, Haack, K. Jun 2015, The United Nations, London, SAGE
  • Theoretical perspectives in the study of continuity and change in international organisations, Haack, K., Ongaro, E. 2015, Governance and Change in International Organizations, Brill
  • Breaking barriers? Women’s leadership and representation at the United Nations, Haack, K. 2014, In: Global Governance


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