Heidi Hardt is a Fulbright Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of California, Irvine. She has published widely on international organizations and conflict management, including the book Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response. Her current research investigates strategic decision-making at NATO in crisis management. Dr. Hardt obtained her Ph.D from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Previously, she worked at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Montreal.