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  • MESc, Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow
  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Vera Achvarina

Assistant Professor


Primary research interests: international relations, human security, mobilization of people for armed conflict, recruitment of children in wars. Secondary research interests: international norms (promotion, diffusion, effectiveness, commitment and compliance), and research methodology. In 2006 she was a visiting researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway. She has published several articles, including in the journal International Security. She is currently working on a book based on her dissertation.

Research Interests

  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Human Security
  • Mobilization of People for Armed Conflict
  • Recruitment of Children In Wars