Judith Vorrath

Associate, International Security Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Biography

Judith Vorrath is an Associate in the International Security Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). She is working on illicit economies and transnational organized crime in West Africa as well as on different aspects of peace and security in sub-Saharan Africa more generally. Previously she has been a post-doc fellow at SWP, at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. and the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris.

Judith holds a Doctor of Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). From 2005 to 2010, she pursued her studies as a Doctoral Student at the Center for Security Studies, Zurich, and as a member of a National Research Center (NCCR Democracy), engaged in a project on democratization in divided societies. In this project she focused particularly on the African Great Lakes region. Prior to joining the Center and the NCCR, she worked as a Research and Programme Coordinator at the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF) in Bonn for several years.