Prof. Anna Khakee

Prof. Anna Khakee

Prof. Anna Khakee


Associate Professor

Room 245
International Relations
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2614
Prof. Anna Khakee obtained her first degree from Lund University, Sweden where she majored in Political Science. She went on to study for an M.A. (Diplome d'Etudes Superieures, D.E.S.) and a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Prof. Khakee joined the Department of International Relations in 2011. She served as its Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) Director 2014-2021 and as Head of Department 2016-2020. Prior to her appointment, she worked as a Senior Researcher at IHEID in Geneva and for several years as a consultant to think tanks and international organizations, including Amnesty International, EuroMeSCo, FRIDE, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), the Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre, The Policy Practice, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Göttingen, Uppsala University, Université Aix-Marseille, College of Europe, University Institute of Lisbon, United Nations University for Peace, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy amongst others.

She has been a consultant to several Swedish parliamentary and government committees, most lately the Constitutional Committee, Swedish Parliament and the the Swedish government-appointed committee tasked with overseeing constitutional emergency provisions. For six years, she was a member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Board of Selection for the co-funding of development projects under Malta's Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds. Since 2021, she is a member of the Oversight Committee for the National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.

Prof. Khakee's research interests include democratization/democracy promotion and humanitarian action. Her previous research has also focused extensively on human security. Prof. Khakee has published widely, including in international journals such as Democratization, International Spectator, Journal of North African Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Mediterranean Quarterly, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, East European Politics and Societies and Humanitarian Alternatives.
  • Democracy promotion
  • Norms competition in international politics
  • Humanitarian action
  • Postcolonial international relations
  • DOC6059 - How to Build an International Academic Network
  • IRL2082 - Research Methods
  • IRL5040 - Directed Study in International Relations
  • IRL5066 - World Politics in Humanitarian Action