Stephanie Liechtenstein has 13 years of experience working in international organizations, think tanks and journalism. Born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1976, she studied history of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is currently pursuing a PhD in political science at the University of Vienna, as well as a Postgraduate Course at the London School of Journalism.
Since 2012, Stephanie has been working as Web Editor-in-Chief as well as member of the Editorial Board of the journal Security and Human Rights, published by Brill/Nijhoff.
Prior to that, she worked for almost six years at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, including as Senior Mission Programme Officer and as Senior Assistant to the OSCE Secretary General.
In 2011, Stephanie worked as a Consultant at the International Peace Institute (IPI) in Vienna, advising the Lithuanian OSCE Chairmanship together with the IPI Director.
In 2012, Stephanie worked as academic researcher at the Institute for European Integration/University of Vienna.
Stephanie has written several academic articles that appeared in the quarterly journal Security and Human Rights as well as in the OSCE Yearbook, published by the University of Hamburg/Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy. As freelance author and expert she has also written numerous articles on the OSCE as well as foreign and security policy that were published by the International Relations and Security Network/Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), and the International Peace Institute (IPI).
As freelance journalist, Stephanie has written articles and opinion pieces on current international affairs that appeared in the Huffington Post, the Atlantic Times/Security Times, the Wiener Zeitung, and die Presse.