Ben Harrison - Instagram Community Manager

Ben Harrison Instagram Community Manager

Currently based in Newcastle, Ben is in his final year at the University of Northumbria studying a BA in International Relations and Politics.

Through studying Feminist theories of International Relations, as well as modules discussing the role of the media & its inherent bias, Ben was inspired to join Women in Foreign Policy as a member of the Social Media team as Instagram and Stories Co-ordinator. Ben is currently writing a dissertation focusing on how female political leaders are judged against a ‘male model’ and therefore unfairly treated in the media.

At the end of this year Ben hopes to complete a three-year PhD study on how a lack of visible female leadership in foreign policy roles can directly discourage and dissuade young women from entering political careers, looking at cases in both the UK and US in analysing this.