Kononenko, Iuliia

Area of Study: 
Military Actors and Child Soldiers: Variance in the Level of Discretion in Rules of Engagement
Proposed Dissertation Topic: 

Child Soldiers and Military Actors: A Variation in Detention Policies across Liberal Democracies
Biography
Iuliia Kononenko is a Ph.D. Candidate at Division of Global Affairs. Her academic interests concentrate on the issues of involvement of children in the armed conflicts, international law, civil-military relations, military effectiveness, counterinsurgency strategies. Iuliia holds an M.A. in International Development from the Jospeh Korbel School of International Studies (Denver, USA) with a certificate in Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance. She graduated from the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" with a B.A. in History and a certificate in the History of Diplomacy, and participated in the Interdisciplinary Humanitarian Studies academic program at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Iuliia's work experience includes positions of Research Fellow at Watchlist for Children and Armed Conflict (New York, NY), Analyst at the Institute of World Policy (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Researcher at the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (Denver, CO) where her major responsibilities focused on analysis and research of multidimensional factors and aspects of human rights violations.

Research Activities

  1. Article: "Prohibiting the Use of Child Soldiers: Contested Norm in Contemporary Human Rights Discourse." Nordic Journal of Human Rights 34.2 (2016): 89-103.
  2. Artice:  "Of Fighters and Frames: Femen’s Corporeality between the Old, the New, the Yellow, the Blue."Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 2015. (co-authored with Julia Khrebtan-Hoerhager)
  3. Book Chapter “Double Victims: the Recruitment and Treatment of Child Soldiers in Chechnya.” in Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence. Ed. Daniel Rothbart, Routledge, 2012. “Institution of Internal Passport of the Russian Federation: a ‘Legal Weapon’ in the Course of Two Armed Conflicts in Chechnya.” Teaching Case Studies in Governance and Peacebuilding in Conflict-Affected Countries Competition, United States Institute of Peace, 2012. 
  4. “Institution of Internal Passport of the Russian Federation: a ‘Legal Weapon’ in the Course of Two Armed Conflicts in Chechnya.” Teaching Case Studies in Governance and Peacebuilding in Conflict-Affected Countries Competition, United States Institute of Peace, 2012. 
  5. Article: Locating a Humanitarian Actor Within Humanitarian Spaces: Best Practices Discerned from Frederick Cuny Career.” Humanitarian Briefs: Spanning the Field of Relief, Aid, and Development, Humanitarian Assistance Research Project, 2012. 

Selected Conference Presentations 

1. "The European Union’s Responses towards Child Soldiers: Providing Security through Non-Securitization.” International Studies Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA

March, 2016.
2. “Prohibition International Legal Regime on Child Soldiers: The Road to Jus Cogens?” Association of International Law. Annual Research Forum, Washington, DC. October, 2012.
3. "Culture and Contradiction in the Second World War" International Conference of Europeanists, Paris, France, July, 2015 
4. “State as a Norm Entrepreneur: The Language of Action Plans to Prevent and End Recruitment of Children in Armed Conflict within PKOs mandates in Africa” International Studies Association Northeast Annual Conference, Baltimore, November 2014 
4. “Connecting the Pieces: Approaches to Peace-building and Conflict Management.” National Communication Association Conference, Washington, DC, November 2013. 
5.“Inside but Not In: Alienation Of Immigrants In France and Migrants In Russia As A Security Threat.” European International Studies Association, Warsaw, Poland, September 2013

 

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