Dr Chiara De Franco
Room GL 07
Department of War Studies
King's College London
Strand Bridge House,
London WC2R 2LS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1675
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2026
IR Theories, Constructivist and Critical Approaches
International Political Communication
Conflict and Mass Atrocities Prevention
European Union Foreign Policy
Language and Social Theory, Semiotic and Pragmatic Approaches
Chiara de Franco, Laurea cum laude (Università di Bologna), MRes, PhD (European University Institute, Florence) is currently Research Fellow at King’s College London, Department. of War Studies.
She has been previously deputy director of the ERC-funded Foresight Project, Lecturer in International Relations Theory and War Representations at the University of Florence, Lecturer in European Affairs at the Florida State University, and Research Assistant at the European University Institute.
Her professional training includes a working experience at the UNDPKO, Situation Center, NYC Headquarters, and the development of documentary movies.
Dr Chiara de Franco is deputy director of the ERC-funded 'ImpactTracer' project, coordinator of the Task Force for the Improvement of the EU's Capabilities to Prevent Mass Atrocities, and and member of the Foresight Research Group. In this framework, she is researching and writing on the Balkan conflicts, organisational learning at the OSCE and the UN, processes of mediatisation in warfare, and the role of narratives and practices in IR. Her specialisations include International political communication and constructivist approaches to International Relations. Other research interests include the use of religious discourses in conflict mediation. She is the author of Media Power and the Transformation of War (Palgrave Macmillan 2012).
[Under Review] Warning about War (co-authored with Christoph Meyer, John Brante and Florian Otto and under review with Cambridge University Press).
2012 Media Power and the Transformation of War. Palgrave Macmillan.
2011 Forecasting, Warning and Transnational Risks. Palgrave Macmillan (co-edited with Christoph O Meyer).
2012 “Is There a Specific Ambivalence of the Sacred? Illustrations from the Apparition of Medjugorie and the Movement of Sant’Egidio”, Politics, Religion & Ideology (co-authored with Mariano Barbato and Brigitte LeNormand).
2012 “Mindfulness and open-text authorship in higher education: a meditation on how to make peace between the teacher and the researcher”, Journal of the Higher Education Network, 4.
2011 “Worse, Not Better?’ Reinvigorating Early Warning For Conflict Prevention In The Post Lisbon European Union”, Egmont Paper 48, Gent: Academia Press (co-authored with John Brante, Christoph Meyer and Florian Otto).
2010 “The Media and Post-modern Conflict,” Encyclopedia of International Studies, Vol. La-Op. New York: Blackwell.
2010 “Re-casting the Warning-Response-Problem: Persuasion and Preventive Policy”, International Studies Review, 12(4) (co-authored with Christoph O Meyer, Florian Otto, and John Brante).
2009 “Is there a European Way of War?”, Armed Forces and Society, Volume 35, Issue 4 (co-authored with Pascal Vennesson, Fabian Breuer and Ursula Schroeder).
Chapters in Books
2011 “Introduction: The Challenge of Prevention” (co-authored with Christoph O. Meyer), Chiara de Franco and Christoph O Meyer (eds.) Forecasting, Warning and Transnational Risks (Palgrave McMillan).
2011 “Mediatised Warnings: Late, Wrong, Yet Indispensible? Lessons from Climate Change And Civil War” (co-authored with Christoph O. Meyer), Chiara de Franco and Christoph O. (eds.) Forecasting, Warning and Transnational Risks (Palgrave McMillan).
2011 Chiara de Franco, “Conclusion: Successful Warning About Transnational Risks” (co-authored with Christoph O. Meyer), Chiara de Franco and Christoph O Meyer (eds.) Forecasting, Warning and Transnational Risks (Palgrave McMillan).
2010 “Is there a European Way of War?” (coauthored with Pascal Vennesson, Fabian Breuer, and Ursula Schroeder), Frederic Merand, Martial Foucault, Bastien Irondelle (eds.) European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall (University of Toronto Press).
2004 “Media e Conflitti Internazionali”, E. Diodato (ed.) Comunicazione e Politica Internazionale (Rubbettino).
2004 “Effetti sistemici e relazionali dei media”, E. Diodato (ed.) Comunicazione e politica internazionale (Rubbettino).
2004 “Applicazione del modello neurale al caso dell’Afghanistan”, E. Diodato (ed.) Comunicazione e politica internazionale (Rubbettino).