Martijn C. Vlaskamp is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI) and Yale University. In his work, he studies both EU Foreign Policy and the economies of armed conflicts with a special emphasis on the role of natural resources.
His fellowship finances the project GLONEXACO (The Global-Local Nexus of Armed Conflicts: The interlinkages between natural resource-fuelled armed conflicts and the EU’s raw materials supply). Martijn is a member of the research group “Observatory of European Foreign Policy” in Barcelona and affiliated to the Program on Order, Conflict and Violence at Yale. Furthermore, he participates in the research project EU-IANUS (The EU in an unsettled international system: crisis, polarity and multilateralism).
Martijn received his PhD in “International Relations and European Integration” from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2014. In his dissertation, he studied the policies of the EU to curtail the trade in natural resources that fund armed conflicts. As part of his research he was a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge (2012) and the Belgian Royal Institute for International Relations EGMONT (2013).
Martijn’s research has been has been published and presented in major academic conferences. He has been funded by the European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness, and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.