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Lecturer, Communication Sciences University of Salzburg
Past-Director, Department of Public Information United Nations

Areas of Expertise
International Organizations, International Affairs, Comparative Politics, Diplomacy, US Foreign Policy, Human Rights, Peace and Security

Ingrid Lehmann is the former director of the United Nations Information Service in Vienna and currently teaches in the Department of Communication at the University of Salzburg, Austria. In her twenty-five year career with the United Nations, Dr. Lehmann also served as director of the U.N.’s Information Offices in Washington, D.C. and Athens, Greece. She worked in the U.N.’s Department for Disarmament Affairs and in its peacekeeping missions in Cyprus and Namibia. She was a Fellow at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs from 1993 to 1994 and a research associate at Yale University’s U.N. Studies Program from 1995 to 1996. Dr. Lehmann is the author of Peacekeeping and Public Information – Caught in the Crossfire. Her most recent research focuses on a comparison of United States and German media reporting on the U.N. weapons inspectors in Iraq in 2002 and 2003. She holds an M.A. in history from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Free University in Berlin. Lehmann is also a past ACUNS Board Member.

Recent Publications
Ingrid Lehmann, “Media Strategy in Peace Processes”, in Managing Peace Processes, eds.,Peace and Security Department (African Union Commission:  2013). Ingrid Lehmann, Managing Public Information in a Mediation Process, Peacemakers Toolkit (2013).

Ingrid Lehmann, “Exploring the Transatlantic Media Divide over Iraq How and Why U.S. and German Media Differed in Reporting on UN Weapons Inspections in Iraq, 2002-2003,” The International Journal of Press/Politics.

Ingrid Lehmann, Peacekeeping and Public Information: Caught in the Crossfire (1999).

Updated July, 2014