Data Protection in Humanitarian Contexts

I was scanning Twitter this morning and came across this IRIN article on how aid agencies will have to rethink their data protection and privacy standards as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. It raised a number of interesting personal data issues across the full spectrum of the humanitarian and NGO … Continue reading Data Protection in Humanitarian Contexts

2017 Wrap Up: Lots of writing, and great co-authors

2017 has been a good year for work in terms of academic, policy, and editorial writing. A lot of my writing is co-authored; I'm lucky to get to work with outstanding colleagues! Now for the recap: Academic writing The year started off with the publication of a collaborative effort between Pamina Firchow, Roger Mac Ginty, … Continue reading 2017 Wrap Up: Lots of writing, and great co-authors

Mobile Phones and Conflict Prevention: A recent interview

I was recently interviewed on my experience with, and research on, how mobile phones support conflict prevention as part of the launch of George Washington University's Media and Peacebuilding Project. Along with my interview, they interviewed some really excellent people from across the research and practice spaces. I'm really excited to see what comes out … Continue reading Mobile Phones and Conflict Prevention: A recent interview

Peacekeeping’s Digital Economy: New article in International Peacekeeping

My colleague Nicholas Bodanac and I have been working on this for about a year now, and we finally have a published version of our paper where we argue that a digital turn in peacekeeping can have positive economic effects in post-conflict settings. It's currently online at International Peacekeeping - anyone who wants the full … Continue reading Peacekeeping’s Digital Economy: New article in International Peacekeeping

Development and Migration in Washington Post’s Monkey Cage section

Today my colleagues Benjamin Schraven and Steffen Angenendt, and I published an article about why wealthy nations should still be committed to providing development aid to countries with high emigration rates. It's an important topic, especially since well designed development and migration policies can have positive outcomes for both sending and receiving countries. Enjoy reading!

UNU-WIDER working paper on development and conflict (in English!)

The last few things that went out from my desk were in German, so for my English readers here's a new UNU-WIDER working paper from Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, and me reviewing the state of the field in development and conflict research. Hopefully it's useful, especially for those who are in drafting stages and developing … Continue reading UNU-WIDER working paper on development and conflict (in English!)