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Congratulations to Felix Olsowski
CONGRATULATIONS to Felix Olsowski, who passed his viva with flying colours for his doctoral dissertation “Judicial independence in illiberal regimes” on 17 January 2023! In his master piece (with impressive new data on the Philippines!), he shows how leaders in illiberal regimes strategically ...
Online Info Session for Women on PhD Programmes
Sabine Carey will again hold an informal zoom session for women who are potentially considering pursuing a PhD in political science. The goals of this session are: to provide you with some basic information about the format of PhD programmes/positions (primarily in Europe) to provide a save ...
New round of the Publication Support Series
Sabine Carey is organising a new round of her Publication Support Series. The first one started in April 2021 and connected a fantastic group of women broadly in peace and conflict research. After this great experience she is issuing a call for a second instalment. This series is intended for ...
Post-Exam Review VL Ausgewählte Themen der IB: Political Violence
On Thursday, 19 January 2023 students can review their exams VL Ausgewählte Themen der IB: Political Violence graded by Prof. Carey. Please make an appointment via email.
Keynote lecture at the annual conference of Rotary International in Mannheim
Sabine Carey gave the keynote lecture at the annual conference of Rotary International, which was held on 12 November in Mannheim. In this lecture, she discussed “unintended consequences” of various tools designed to prevent the use of state repression.
Participation in Workshop on Public Opinion on Human Rights
Sabine Carey participated in the workshop on public opinion on human rights at the Peace Science Conference 2022 in Denver. The workshop was organised by Rebecca Cordell and Kelly Morrison. The workshop facilitated exchange on researching public opinion on human rights and the discussion of ongoing ...
Vacancy: Post-doctoral Position
We invite applications for a Post-doctoral position. Read the full job description here.
Dr. Christoph Steinert receives prize for his research
Dr. Christoph Steinert was awarded by the  Prof. Dr. Anna- und Prof. Dr. Jörg Jiri Bojanovsky Foundation for his dissertation “A conceptual and empirical study of political imprisonment“. Congratulations, Christoph!
New Post on the Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog by Christoph V. Steinert
Why do Russia and Ukraine exchange prisoners of war? Cooperative  behavior during wars is generally puzzling, but especially in a war of  aggression that is characterized by numerous violations of  international humanitarian law. This article explores why Russia and  Ukraine nevertheless conducted ...
Presentations at the 2022 ISA Annual Convention in Nashville
Eline Drury Løvlien, Mirna El Masri, and Felix Olsowski participated at the 63rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), held from March 28 until April 2, 2022, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. After two years into the ...