Child Soldiers and Military Actors: A Variation in Detention Policies across Liberal Democracies
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.
Selected Conference Presentations
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