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Senior Associate, International Security Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Judith Vorrath is a Senior Associate in the International Security Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. She is working on illicit economies and transnational organized crime in West Africa and international responses to organized crime in the context of violent conflict and state fragility. 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.
- Judith Vorrath, Verena Zoppei, Africa–EU relations on organized crime: between securitization and fragmentation, In: Ariadna Ripoll Servent/Florian Trauner (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research, Abingdon & New York: Routledge 2018, pp. 323-335.
- Judith Vorrath, What drives post-war crime? Evidence from illicit economies in Liberia and Sierra Leone, Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, 2017.
- Judith Vorrath, Containing Illicit Flows at African Borders: Pitfalls for Europe, SWP Comment 23, July 2017
- Judith Vorrath, Organized Crime and Development: Challenges and Policy Options in West Africa’s Fragile States, SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 09, December 2015
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