Dr Katharina Höne is a consultant for online learning and publications with DiploFoundation. She completed her doctorate at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Wales. Her research focuses on the state in international relations, paying particular attention to the images and metaphors used to make abstract entities and processes more tangible. Previously, she was part of a research project on the Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General and their role in peace processes at the University of Jena, Germany. She obtained a Master in Diplomatic Studies with distinction from the University of Leicester in the UK. Her research interests include international organisations, the UN Secretary-General, international mediation, the role of emotions in international relations, international environmental politics, climate change diplomacy, and education diplomacy.