Kimberly Howe

Kimberly HoweSenior Researcher

Kimberly Howe joined the Center in September 2013 as a Senior Researcher. She currently studies the Syria crisis, with emphasis on the politics of humanitarian action, local-international partnerships, and shifting forms of sub-national governance.

Kimberly Howe, Ph.D. is a Senior Researcher at the Feinstein International Center. Her research interests include violence during peace to war transitions, armed groups and DDR processes, differential forms of sub-national governance, and the politics of humanitarian action. She has designed and conducted mixed methods research projects in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Uganda, Northern Iraq and Syria. She has worked as a consultant for ETH Zurich, ICTJ, ACAPs, and Social Impact for the US Department of State. She was a Randolph Jennings Peace Scholar at the US Institute of Peace from 2010 to 2011. From 1999 to 2007, she practiced as a psychotherapist treating survivors of torture and interpersonal violence.
Her current work examines the Syria crisis, with a particular focus of the impact of donor behavior on civil society and governance structures, the strengths and weaknesses of humanitarian action, and local-international partnerships. Recent publications outside of the FIC include: -Nussio, E & Howe, K (2014) “When Illegal Protection Collapses: Pathways to Increased Post-Demobilization Violence” Terrorism and Political Violence. Online October.-Howe, K “Collateral Damage: Urban Centers and IDPs in Post-Demobilization Colombia.” (2014) In: Stabilization Operations, Security and Development. Ed: R. Muggah; Routledge. She received a PhD in International Relations from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in 2012.

FIC Publications

Breaking the Hourglass: Partnerships in Remote Management Settings–The Cases of Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan
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International organizations increasingly rely on local partners to engage in humanitarian action. This is particularly the case in highly insecure situations or when host governments limit or deny international access….

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Internal Displacement to Urban Areas: the Tufts-IDMC Profiling Study Case 3: Santa Marta, Colombia
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By Karen Jacobsen, Kimberly Howe | September 2008

The report was done in collaboration with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Geneva. For more than 40 years, Colombians have been subject to chronic violence perpetrated by left-wing guerillas, paramilitaries,…

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