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portrait of Dr Leonie Fleischmann

Dr Leonie Fleischmann

Lecturer in International Relations

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of International Politics

Contact Information


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D520, Rhind Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Dr Fleischmann joined the Department as a lecturer in September 2016, having completed her PhD in the Department in December 2015.

She is a 2017-2018 non-resident Research Fellow at the International Centre for Non-Violent Conflict.

Dr Fleischmann's work looks at the role of social movements, civil resistance campaigns and human rights activism in conflict and peace building, with a particular focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She aims to understand how activism itself transforms and how it influences the trajectory of a conflict or peace process.

Prior to joining City, Dr Fleischmann taught in the fields of International Politics and International Development at SOAS, King's College London and the University of Roehampton.

She has experience in written and television media commentaty


  1. PhD, City University London, London, United Kingdom
  2. MA International Relations, King's College London, London, United Kingdom
  3. Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, City University London, London, United Kingdom


Research Interests

- Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- The role of civil society in conflict and peace building
- Nonviolent resistance
- Social Movement Theory
- Human Rights activism

Current Projects

- Transformation of Israeli Peace/Anti-occupation Activism
- Civil resistance and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- The role of Human Rights in conflict and peace building


Educational Leadership

Programme Director, MA International Politics and Human Rigthts

Undergraduate Teaching

IP3025 Global Ethics
IP3017 Final Year Research Project

Postgraduate Teaching

IPM117 Global Ethics
IMP118 Human Rights and the Transformation of World Politics
SAM005 Qualitative Research Methods

Other Activities

Events/conferences (2)

  1. European Association for Israeli Studies. (Conference) SOAS, Sept 2014
  2. Association of Israel Studies. (Conference) Israel, June 2014

Keynote lecture/speech

  1. The Transformation of Israeli Peace Activism. SOAS, Centre for Jewish Studies, Oct 2014