Karin Von Hippel
Director-General of the RUSI

Karin von Hippel is Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute. She previously served in the US Department of State as a Senior Adviser in the Bureau of Counterterrorism and as Chief of Staff to General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter-ISIL amongst other roles. Prior to this, she co-directed the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. She has numerous publications including Democracy by Force: US Military Intervention in the Post-Cold War World.