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Congratulations to Christian Gläßel

Christian Gläßel successfully defended his doctoral dissertation "Subversive Threats, Repression, and Stability" on 10 June 2020 with top marks. The examination committee consisted of Sabine Carey, Scott Gates and Nikolay Marinov. Christian has already started his new position as Postdoctoral ...

Vacancy: Post-doctoral Researcher

We invite applications for a 2-year post-doctoral position. Please read the full job description here.

Katrin Paula is awarded Lorenz-von-Stein Prize

Katrin Paula has been awarded the Lorenz-von-Stein Prize 2019 for her doctoral thesis "Micro-Dynamics of Mobilization: Evidence from the German Democratic Republic”. The Lorenz-von-Stein Prize honors outstanding dissertations in Political Science, Social Psychology, and Sociology. Congratulations, ...

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Workshop on Conflict Dynamics: Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 4th edition of the Workshop on Conflict Dynamics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 28-29 September 2020.   The aim is to bring together early career researchers working on armed conflict, broadly defined, to discuss and receive feedback on their research from ...

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Changes to Secretariat Opening Hours

From March 16, 2020 the secretariat will be closed but can be reached via email (christine.krisch(at)

New Publication by Sabine Carey and Belén González

Carey, S. C. and González, B. (2020). The legacy of war: The effect of militias on postwar repression. Conflict Management and Peace Science : CMPS, 1-23. How do wartime legacies affect repression after the conflict ends? Irregular forces support the government in many civil wars. We argue that if ...

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Anna-Lena Hönig and Christoph Steinert developed survey concept for the City of Mannheim

Anna-Lena Hönig and Christoph Steinert developed a research design to survey civil society actors regarding their participation in developmental politics in Mannheim. The project was conducted in cooperation with Simon Börlin, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and funded by Engagement ...

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Felix Olsowski and Christoph Dworschak participated in workshop and presented at conference

Felix Olsowski and Christoph Dworschak participated in the workshop “Political Turbulence” at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) of the University College London (UCL) from 24.-25.02.2020. The workshop was organized by Andreas Juon, Jennifer Hodge, Christopher Rickard, and Sigrid Weber and ...

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Sabine Carey participating in a workshop on German Public Opinion on Foreign and Security Policy

Sabine Carey is participating in the workshop “German Public Opinion on Foreign and Security Policy in a Time of Transatlantic Stress”, organised by Tim Büthe, Joseph Grievo, Naoko Matsumura and Atsushi Tago at the TUM School of Governance in Munich, January 2020.

We welcome a visiting researcher from the University of Essex

Christoph Dworschak from the University of Essex will be joining us for the Spring semester. His research focuses on intra-state conflict. In particular, he is interested in co­unterinsurgency and peacekeeping effectiveness, and the effect of local conflict dynamics on inequalities. Christoph will be ...