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15 Jan
Successful dissertation defence

On 15 January, I successfully defended my monograph dissertation in peace and conflict research and earned the title of Dr Sebastian van Baalen....

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...

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...

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...