24 June 2022

Project on UN Peace Operations receives international award


Every year the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) awards the ACUNS Dissertation Award for the best PhD dissertation(s) of highest quality and direct relevance to the United Nations. In 2022, CRIC affiliate, Anine Hagemann from Departement of Political Science received the ACUNS Dissertation Award.

Foto: Anine Hagemann

In her dissertation entitled “Inventing Protection: The birth of the United Nations protection of civilians sites in South Sudan”, Anine Hagemann has examined the protection of civilians in UN Peace Operations. Based on field studies in South Sudan, she has developed a theory on how practice in the field affects creation and development of institutions in international politics.

At the award ceremony in Geneva on June 22 2022, the president of ACUNS described Anine Hagemann’s dissertation as an outstanding contribution.

Anine Hagemann is a diplomat and researcher, and she is interested in the interplay between the craft of diplomacy in international politics and the development of politics. For a number of years, she has worked in the Danish Foreign Service and the UN.

Professor Nina Græger, department head at Department of Political Science, is very pleased that Anine Hagemann has received the recognition from ACUNS.

”Anines dissertation on UN Peace Operations, which has contributed with new knowledge on the development of institutions in international politics, is an important and relevant project for the departement. ACUNS is an organisation, which is recognised within the field of UN research for creating dialogues at a high academic level between research and practice, with a focus on solving major international challenges. We are very proud of the Department's contribution to delivering research of the highest calibre and with a significant impact internationally," says Nina Græger (translation).

A great stepping stone 

The award from ACUNS is a great international recognition and can open new doors for Anine Hagemann. She explains:

"The award means that there will be increased awareness of my dissertation and my research internationally. I hope that this recognition will mean that I can continue to be part of the dialogue across the academy and policy environments on important topics such as how international institutions can be improved and contribute to conflict resolution and sustainable peace," she explains (translation).

Anine Hagemann is affiliated with Centre for Resolution of
International Conflicts (CRIC)
. Her primary research interests are peacemaking, peace building and diplomatic practice.