Claire Yorke

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Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow

Claire Yorke is a Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow at International Security Studies and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. Her research explores the role and limitations of empathy and emotions in international affairs and diplomacy. In her thesis and book project, she uses archival materials to analyse the transformation of America’s diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China during the Nixon Administration through this lens of empathy and emotion. More broadly, her research interests include the conduct and theory of international relations, grand strategy, international security, conflict resolution, negotiations, and literature. 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, all in the UK. Prior to her PhD, Claire worked as Programme Manager of the International Security Research Department at Chatham House and as a Parliamentary Researcher to a frontbench politician in the Houses of Parliament. She is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC.