Armida L. M. van Rij

Research Associate in Security and Defence Policy at the Policy Institute at King's, King's College London

Armida is a Research Associate at the Policy Institute, working across security, defence and foreign policy. In addition to carrying out research in these areas, she has conducted projects looking at mitigating the threat of landmines and IEDs, and has examined attitudes to social cohesion and counter-terrorism policy.

Beyond the world of King’s, she is a member of the Women in International Security (WIIS) UK Leadership Team, a network seeking to provide a platform for the work of women in this field.

Armida previously worked with Chatham House’s Asia Programme, and the EU Delegation to Myanmar. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Sussex, and an MA in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies from King’s College London. She is a Dutch-Italian national and speaks English, French, Dutch and Italian fluently.

Armida is a regular contributor to British and international media, appearing on or providing comment to Channel 4, the BBC, CNN, the Atlantic and others.

Experience

  • –present
    Researcher in Security and Defence Policy at the Policy Institute at King's, King's College London

Education

  • 2016 
    King's College London, M.A. Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies

Professional Memberships

  • Women in International Security UK