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New Publication by Cosima Meyer
Cosima Meyer's Paper on teaching methods „Bringing the World to the Classroom: Teaching Statistics and Programming in a Project-Based Setting“ has been published by Cambridge University Press in Political Science and Politics. You can read the article here.
Christoph Steinert advises NGO Race and Equality
Christoph Steinert will advise the International Institute for Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race & Equality), an NGO which among other things advocates for political prisoners,  on identifying political prisoners in Latin America. The NGO wants to redefine the concept internally and suggest ...
Academy of Sociology Dissertation Award for Katrin Paula
Congratulations to Prof. Katrin Paula, now at the Technical University of Munich, for  her third price for her PhD dissertation, which she completed at the University of Mannheim. The Academy made the following announcement on their website: ““The Academy of Sociology is proud to highlight an ...
Congratulations to Cosima Meyer
On 21 July 2021, Cosima Meyer successfully defended her doctoral dissertation „Power Struggle and Spark of Hope – The Political Elite and Post-Civil War Politics“. The examination committee consisted of  Sabine Carey, Nikolay Marinov, and Anne Pintsch (University of Agder). Cosima has already ...
NEPS Conference 2021: Presentations and Award
Christoph Steinert and Felix Olsowski participated at the 20th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference by the Network of European Peace Scientists (NEPS) held from June 29 to July 1, 2021. After the conference had to be cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Christoph and Felix ...
Presentations at the EPSA Annual Convention 2021
Sabine Carey, Christoph Steinert, and Felix Olsowski participated at the 11th Annual Meeting of the European Political Science Association held from June 24 – 25. Like last year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held online. As part of a mentoring workshop series, together ...
Congratulations to Anna-Lena Hönig
Anna-Lena Hönig successfully defended her doctoral dissertation „Under Scrutiny: Cooperation Between Non-State Organizations in Contentious Contexts“ on June 2, 2021. The examination committee consisted of Thomas Bräuninger, Charles Butcher (NTNU Trondheim), and Sabine Carey. Anna-Lena has already ...
United Nations Security Council Simulation on Syria by the DGVN
As part of the seminar “Political elites in times of conflict“, Cosima Meyer hosted another United Nations Security Council Simulation, facilitated by Doreen Faller and Fabio Reith from the DGVN, on May 31, 2021. The students represented different state actors and had the chance to experience ...
New publication by Christoph Steinert
David Benjamin Weyrauch und Christoph Valentin Steinert. Instrumental or intrinsic? Human rights alignment in intergovernmental organizations. The Review of International Organizations (2021) Free access to the paper here  
Paper by Sabine C. Carey, Belén González and Neil J. Mitchell accepted for publication at Political Studies
Sabine C. Carey, Belén González and Neil J. Mitchell. “Media freedom and the escalation of state violence.”Accepted for publication at Political Studies, 7 May 2021. When governments face severe political violence, they regularly respond with violence. Yet not all governments escalate repression ...