17 Dec Finished dissertation

On 17 December, I "nailed" my dissertation Guns and Governance: Local Elites and Rebel Governance in Côte d'Ivoire. I will defend the dissertation on 15 January 2021. From the abstract: Close to one billion people live in conflict zones around the world, many of them in...

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31 Oct Côte d’Ivoire votes

Selected popular analyses of the Ivorian presidential elections in 2020, written in collaboration with Jesper Bjarnesen. We published op-eds about the elections in several outlets, including in Democracy in Africa and Political Violence @ A Glance. Report: Ouattara's Third-Term Bid Raises Old Fears: Risk of Violence...

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07 Oct Cedric Smith Prize 2020

In October 2020, I was awarded the Cedric Smith Prize by the Conflict Research Society for the best article or thesis chapter in peace and conflict research by a PhD student. The motivation read as follows: Sebastian’s winning article “Guns and governance: Local elites, civil resistance,...

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