Emma Bapt

Research Assistant

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Emma Bapt is a research assistant at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, where she contributes to the institute’s work on peace and security. Her work focuses on the research project​“Nowhere to Hide” on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Emma is interested in conflict management, atrocity prevention, EU migration policy, and the role of women in peacekeeping and peacebuilding practices.

Emma is pursuing a master’s degree in conflict management, international economics and Arabic at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna and Washington, DC. As a research assistant at SAIS, she conducted research on migration as a EU foreign policy issue, building from her volunteer experience in a refugee camp in Leros, Greece in 2017. Emma holds a bachelor’s degree in war studies and history from King’s College London. While in her undergraduate program, she founded and presided over the News Decoder Society, a partnership between King’s College and the online news forum News-Decoder working to decode global news issues.

Between her studies, Emma interned with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), where she contributed to the Strategic Survey 2018 publication, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in DC focusing on the MENA region. Emma also worked as a research assistant at the Institut de Recherché Stratégique de l’École Militaire (IRSEM) at the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, where she analyzed UN and EU peacekeeping in Mali, as well as the political dynamics in Sudan. 

Emma is an ongoing executive editor of submissions and content for the R2P Student Journal, and was recently the executive editor for this year’s SAIS Europe Journal of Global Affairs 2020: Against the Grain.

Languages: English, French, Italian

Areas of Expertise

Peace & Security
Conflict Management


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