Dr. Marie-Christine Heinze


Marie-Christine Heinze holds a master in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, and International and European Law (University of Bonn) and a master in Peace and Security Studies (University of Hamburg). Her PhD thesis on material culture (focusing on the Yemeni dagger, the janbiya) and socio-political change in Yemen in the field of Social Anthropology (University of Bielefeld) was completed in 2015. Since 2008, she has regularly worked as a consultant on development, peacebuilding and political change in Yemen. Next to her responsibilities as President of CARPO, she leads on the implementation of projects focusing on conflict prevention, stabilization and peacebuilding in Yemen. She is editor of the book Yemen and the Search for Stability. Power, Politics and Society After the Arab Spring (I.B. Tauris 2018) and of the Jemen-Report, the annual magazine oft he German-Yemeni Society, and publishes regularly on Yemen. 

Focus & topics: Yemen; political transformation; conflict prevention, peacebuilding, stabilization and post-conflict reconstruction; civil-military relations and security system reform; ethnicity, and gender; civil society; 


CV and Publications/Presented Papers


heinze [at] carpo-bonn.org


Selected Publications:

  • & Marius Bales, Max Mutschler (2023): Zooming in on the Yemen War. The Future of Warfare and Human Rights in the Middle East, FES/BICC/CARPO Perspective. Available online.
  • (2022): ‘The Role of Civil Society in Providing Local Security in Yemen’, in: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 23/2, pp. 147-152. Available online.
  • & Mareike Transfeld, Mohamed al-Iriani, Maged Sultan (April 2021): Local Security Governance in Yemen in Times of War, YPC / CARPO Policy Report. Available online.
  • & Stacey Philbrick Yadav (08.06.2020): ‘For durable peace in Yemen, inclusion must mean more than simply a voice for civil actors’, in: Responsible Statecraft. Available online.
  • (ed.) (2018): Yemen and the Search for Stability. Power, Politics and Society After the Arab Spring, London. Further information