Andrea Hak graduated from the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratization. She completed her thesis on “Emerging Powers in the New Global Order: IBSA and R2P” at the Danish Institute for Human Rights. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with Minors in History and Italian from Franklin College Switzerland.
Previously, she was a project assistant at the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization and an intern at the European Parliament and the World Federalist Movement. These experiences along with academic travels to post-conflict countries greatly developed her interest in human rights and peace and conflict. During her time at UNU-CRIS, Andrea conducted research on the role of regional organisations in peace and security, with a focus on the responsibility to protect under the supervision of Professor Abass and Professor Van Langenhove until the end of July 2014.
Her research interests include human rights, R2P, minority and indigenous rights, conflict prevention, transitional justice and regional organisations.