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United States
University of California, Irvine
NATO, United Nations, UN, European Union, EU, Military operations, Crisis Management, peace operations, peacekeeping, women and security, organizational learning, international organization, international security, conflict
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About Me

My research intersects the fields of international security and international institutions. I examine the ways in which international organizations effectively and ineffectively manage conflict. My expertise is in the following international organizations: NATO, the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU). My research on conflict management includes studies of traditional peacekeeping, peace operations, military operations and civilian operations.  Current research projects are aimed at examining organizational learning in international organizations, the role of gender in military organizations and the participation of women in crisis management.

Recent Publications

Hardt, H. (2014) Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response. Oxford University Press.

Hardt, H. (2016). ‘From States to Secretariats: Delegation in the African Union Peace and Security Council’. African Security, Vol. 9, No. 3.

Hardt, H. (2013). ‘Keeping friends close but colleagues closer: Efficiency in decision-making on peace operations’. Global Governance, Vol. 19, No. 3, 377-399

Hardt, H. (2009). ‘Rapid Response or Evasive Action? : Regional Organization Responses to Peace Operation Demands’. European Security, Vol. 18, No. 4, 383-415.

Media Coverage

Hardt, H. (2014). ‘Is the NATO rapid-reaction force fiction?’ Washington Post. Monkey Cage. Dec. 23.

Hardt, H. (2014). ‘Is there a role for NATO in Ukraine?’ Washington Post. Monkey Cage. Jul. 23.

Hardt, H. (2010). ‘Wikileaks undermines diplomacy: Cable leaks threaten personal relationships.’ Houston Chronicle. Dec. 27.

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