Christina Kiel Professor of Practice Department of Political Science Tulane University

Christina Kiel

Senior Professor of Practice
Department Advisor for all PSIR majors, POLS majors/minors with last name A-H; Internship Advisor
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:00am - 1:00pm by appointment 121B Norman Mayer


Christina Kiel studies conflict, mediation, international diplomacy, and transnational advocacy.  She earned a Ph.D. in political science at the University of New Orleans.  Her dissertation considers if and how non-state actors’ conflict management efforts can affect conflict dynamics like duration, outcome, and severity. Christina teaches courses in international and civil conflict, peace studies, and U.S. interest group politics. She is also the Political Science Department's Internship and Study-Abroad Advisor, as well as the co-director of the Mandel-Palagye Summer Program in Middle East Peace.
Christina is originally from Germany and served 10 years in the German Diplomatic Corps, including in Israel, Belarus, and at the United Nations in New York.


  • POLI3530 - Engaging the United Nations
  • POLI3550 - Conflict Management in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • POLI4510 - Women and War
  • POLI 4670 Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • POLI3360 - Politics of Civil Wars
  • POLA4300 - Interest Group Politics
  • POLI2500 - International Relations
  • POLI3630 - Causes and Prevention of Int'l War
  • POLI4310 - Peace Studies and Conflict Management