Carolin (Line) Liss is the Programme Director of the MA programmes of Diplomacy and Global Governance (MADAGG) and Global Security and Strategy (MAGSS). She is an Assistant Professor in international affairs at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB). She received her Ph.D. in Politics and Asian Studies from Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. Previously, she worked at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Griffith University, Brisbane, and Murdoch University. Her research focuses on maritime security, the privatization of security and non-traditional security threats (including piracy, kidnappings, terrorism and transnational criminal activities). Growing up in Germany, Line has spent most of her adult life in Australia and Southeast Asia.