Haidi Scarlet Willmot

Former Nonresident Fellow

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Willmot is a Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center. She worked for the United Nations Secretariat for a number of years, in the U.N. Operations and Crisis Centre and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, including assignments with the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the U.N. Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). Willmot previously held roles at the Australian Mission to the U.N., and with the New Zealand Defence Force. She worked in Vanuatu with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid) and in legal practice in Australia and throughout the island nations of the South Pacific. Willmot holds a B.A./LLB (hons) from the Australian National University and a M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. She has published academic work in peer reviewed journals, edited volumes, with the International Peace Institute, and is the lead editor of Protection of Civilians, published by Oxford University Press in 2016. Her areas of expertise include: the U.N., the U.N. Charter, peacekeeping, protection of civilians, use of force, and intelligence. 

Research & Writing

Improving UN Situational Awareness

The United Nations (U.N.) is mandated and resourced to prevent and respond to mass human suffering caused by conflict, natural disaster, and disease. Yet it is often criticized for failing to act in a timely way. There are many structural, political, a…

Stimson Welcomes New Fellows: Bloomfield, Cupitt, and Willmot

The Stimson Center announced today the appointment of its newest class of Fellows: Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Richard Cupitt, and Haidi Willmot. “From the United Nations to the U.S. government, this class of Fellows brings deep policy exper…

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