Leonie Arendt is a humanitarian affairs consultant with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. She provides legal and policy advice on matters related to the protection of civilians in armed conflict and authored a study on the 20th anniversary of the protection of civilians agenda at the United Nations Security Council. Before joining the UN, Leonie worked as an international lawyer in private practice and in government. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia Law School in public international law, IHL and human rights, and a master’s degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in business law. She is licensed to practice law in Germany and in the US (California).