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Chiara De Franco

Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Southern Denmark

Chiara De Franco is Associate Professor of International Relations and Co-Director/Director of Research of the Centre for War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). De Franco's research - broadly conceived - builds on constructivist and practice theoretical approaches to International Relations and International Political Communication. She is the Principal Investigator of Protection Complexity, an international research programme funded by the Danish Research Council. The project investigates how the EU, UN and AU practice protection of civilians in Mali, CAR and Somalia. Dr De Franco won the 2021 ISA Best Book Award with Warning about War: Conflict, Persuasion and Foreign Policy (CUP 2019), co-authored with Christoph Meyer and Florian Otto. She is the author also of Media Power and the Transformation of War (Palgrave 2012) and several academic articles as well as the co-editor of Ending War: A dialogue across disciplines (Routledge 2021) and Forecasting, Warning and Transnational Risks (Palgrave 2011). She is a member of the executive board of the Nordic International Studies Association (NISA), a member of the advisory board of Interdisciplinary Political Studies, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Relations and Development and of the Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, an affiliated member of the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and an academic friend of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Southern Denmark


  • 2008 
    European University Institute, PhD / Political Science