Anika Locke Binnendijk

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Anika Binnendijk "is a PhD candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She received her MALD degree from Fletcher in May 2006, and she graduated cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in 2003, with a certificate in Contemporary European Politics and Society. Anika has pursued her professional interests in international security and political development through internships at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This past summer, Anika conducted a research mission to Serbia to examine the tactics and strategies of Otpor, the student-led nonviolent movement that toppled Milosevic’s regime in 2000. In particular, she considered the relevance of negotiation and conflict resolution literature to Otpor’s efforts to persuade the Serbian police and military not to engage in repressive violence against the movement." [1]

On October 11, 2005 the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a discussion on "the Rose and Orange Revolutions at the event “Peaceful Transition: Lessons Learned from Georgia and Ukraine.” Panelists were Anika Locke Binnendijk of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, Alexander M. Gupman of Freedom House, Giorgi Kandelaki of Kmara (Georgia), Taras Kuzio of The George Washington University, Sergiy Taran of PORA (Ukraine), and Cory Welt of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Daniel Serwer of the Institute of Peace moderated the event." [2]

"Anika Binnendijk is a fourth-year doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University... Based in New York, Anika is a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and a member of the New Leaders program at the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs. She recently concluded a consulting project for FORTUNE’s 2007 Global Forum in New Delhi." [3]

Anika is a member of the 2009 Class of Truman Security Fellows at the Truman National Security Project. "Anika recently served as an assistant to Secretary Richard Danzig during the Obama presidential campaign. Prior to that, she served as research associate at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and a research assistant for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly." [4]

Her father is Hans Binnendijk. Her PhD was completed in 2009 and was titled "Holding fire : security force allegiance during nonviolent uprisings".


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  1. Fellows, Program on Negotiation, accessed April 7, 2008.
  2. Lessons for the Future of Civic Resistance: Georgia and Ukraine, CIAONET, accessed January 3, 2009.
  3. Associates, emocratization Policy Council, accessed January 3, 2009.
  4. 2009 Class of Truman Security Fellows, Truman National Security Project , accessed January 5, 2009.
  5. Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program, USIP, accessed April 7, 2008.
  6. Associates, Democratization Policy Council, accessed December 22, 2008.