Dr Westendorf is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media both in Australia and internationally. Interviews about her research have appeared on the BBC, Huffington Post, ABC and Foreign Affairs, as well as on radio and TV platforms in Australia and overseas. Dr Westendorf is available for comment on issues related to her research, or issues related to the Melbourne Free University, which she co-founded and convenes.
Her research focuses on civil wars and peace processes, in particular, how the international community supports societies as they move from war towards peace, and why these processes often fail to establish stable peace. She is particularly interested in the negotiation of power during these processes, the role of non-state actors and women, and how the assumptions and behaviours of international interveners affects their capacity and credibility in the countries in which they work.
A Look at Civil Society and the Cyprus Peace Process on Sigmalive EN, Cypriot TV station.
Politics, power and peace processes at the Developmental Leadership Program conference.
ABC RN Big Ideas: Sexual abuse by UN and non-UN peacekeepers
Broadcast of lecture presented to the Monash GPS Seminar Series
Selected Opinion Pieces
Why Isn’t Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Treated the Same as Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Contexts?
Jasmine Westendorf (with Alicia Luedke) Peace Research Institute Oslo Blog, 20 November 2017
Connecting Women, Peace and Security, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in peace operations can improve policy and practice
London School of Economic Center for Women, Peace and Security Blog, 5 October 2017.