Birthe Anders, PhD

Visiting Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health
Birthe Anders is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Her research focuses on Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs), civil-military engagement in humanitarian operations, and the security of aid workers. From 2015-16 she was the Fritz Thyssen Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard, she taught in the Department of War Studies, King's College, London, where she also co-founded the Private Military and Security Research Group.


  • PhD King's College London