Dr Claire Yorke
Visiting Research Fellow - Centre for Grand Strategy
Dr Claire Yorke is an author and academic researcher. Between 2018-2020 she was a Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at International Security Studies and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. Her writing and research explores the role and limitations of empathy and emotions in international affairs, diplomacy, strategy, leadership and policy-making.
Alongside her research she lectures and teaches at university and recently designed a professional online course for mid-level managers on ‘Empathy and Emotions in Policy-Making’ with the International School for Government at King’s College London. She received her PhD in International Relations from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and has a Masters from the University of Exeter, and a BA from Lancaster University.
Prior to her PhD, Claire worked as Programme Manager of the International Security Research Department at Chatham House (2009-2013) and as a Parliamentary Researcher to a frontbench politician in the Houses of Parliament (2006-2009). In 2014, she was a member of the NATO and Atlantic Council Young Leaders Working Group, reporting to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on the future of the transatlantic alliance. She is on the Board of Advisors for Women in International Security UK (WIIS UK), Promote Leadership, and the Research Advisory Council of the Resolve Network.