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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Civilian Direct Participation in Hostilities, Classification of Conflicts, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Non-State Armed Groups, Private Military and Security Contractors, Public International Law, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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<p>Kateri Carmola is currently the director of the Carmola Consulting Group, which provides expert advice on law and compliance for the security sector.&nbsp; She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and did her undergraduate work at the University of Chicago.&nbsp; She taught political science and international humanitarian law at Middlebury College from 2001-11, and joined PHAP in 2012.&nbsp;</p>

<p>During the last decade, she has published mainly on issues of law and warfare.&nbsp; Her book, Private Security Contractors in the Age of New Wars: Risk, Law, &amp; Ethics (Routledge, 2010), analyzes the legal, ethical, and sociological issues surrounding the use of private military contractors worldwide.&nbsp; She has also published on the legal concept of proportionality, and the contrasting legal and risk cultures of the military and private security contractors.</p>

<p>Kateri has&nbsp;extensive teaching experience&nbsp;in a variety of areas related to international humanitarian law and conflict including courses on PMSCs, terrorism, transitional justice, international humanitarian law and the history of warfare in general. &nbsp;She has also&nbsp;participated in numerous forums on private security contracting, including most recently negotiations for the International Code of Conduct, in Montreux, Switzerland, and&nbsp;has taught military officers at both National Defense University and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.&nbsp;</p>
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