Participation in International Conferences

I have presented some ongoing work on international conferences. My paper “Why do people support conflict resolution policies? A comparison between the United States and Germany” was presented at the ECPR Virtual Joint Sessions of Workshops (Workshop: Designing Sanctions: The European Union in Regional and International Affairs) and the 62nd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association. In this paper I want to see what factors influence public support for conflict resolution policies (mediation, economic incentives, sanctions, military actions). A representative survey was conducted in the United States and Germany (n=660 in both countries). The findings in both countries were very similar: respondents were mainly driven by existing foreign policy beliefs, their belief in the effectiveness of the measures and, only to a minor degree, in specific information about an armed conflict.

Moreover, I presented with Dominique Schmid the paper “How Do Forest Carbon Projects Affect Local Violence in Conflict-Affected Regions? The Case of Colombia” on the 62nd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association. In a geospatial analysis of forest protection projects in Colombia, we discovered that these environmental projects were associated with more violence against local community leaders.