I wrote a post last week about getting a PhD when you have a career aim other than being a professor. It generated a lot of interest, which is great! However, I sort of left the last post with "you need some luck to pull this off" so I wanted to follow up in more … Continue reading After the PhD: Where to go if you don’t want to be a professor
Two new articles!
I have two new articles that have come out in the last two months! Both are focused on urban migrants. For those who are interested in how urban migrants use the internet and e-government, check out this article with my colleagues Sonia Camacho, Rodrigo Taborda, and Constantin Ruhe: Digitalization and e-government in the lives of … Continue reading Two new articles!
Food Security and Conflict: New article in World Development!
After a year's worth of revising, and the hard work of our intrepid guest editors Tilman Brück and Marco d'Errico, Wolfgang Stojetz's and my contribution to World Development's upcoming special issue on food security and conflict is online! Here's a link to the World Development site, and here's a link to a pirate-grade ungated version. … Continue reading Food Security and Conflict: New article in World Development!
New German Development Institute Current Column!
I have a new piece out with the German Development Institute - it's an opinion piece critiquing the current European migration management strategy, and offering development-driven alternatives for managing forced migration. Enjoy!
Algorithms and Refugee Integration
Science has been on a mini-surge of publishing refugee related articles. The first that came across my desk was on the relationship between asylum applications and climate change. While I appreciated the spirit of it, I'm not the only one who thinks it's seriously flawed, and was surprised it was accepted in a journal as … Continue reading Algorithms and Refugee Integration
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!
Going From Science March to Political Impact
I was at the Bonn/Köln iteration of the March for Science and it was a good time. But as I watched the marches around the world, especially in the U.S., my thoughts turned to how to create further action. Large turnout in cities populated predominantly by people who already value science and empirically-based policy making can … Continue reading Going From Science March to Political Impact
Joining the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik!
I'm excited to announce that I'll be joining the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (German Institute for Development Policy) in Bonn, Germany! I'll be working in their Governance, Statehood, and Security group, doing research and providing policy advice on forced displacement in fragile and conflict affected countries. I'm excited to have the opportunity to put my skills … Continue reading Joining the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik!
Working with INGOs as an Academic: The Pros and Cons
While scanning Twitter this morning I came across a post from Duncan Greene that caught my eye: Why is it so hard for academics and NGOs to work together? Today's @fp2p https://t.co/aQDkJvcOcR pic.twitter.com/BbvpB5Hbdu — Duncan Green (@fp2p) September 29, 2016 The blogpost he was linking to raises some excellent questions about the benefits of closer relations … Continue reading Working with INGOs as an Academic: The Pros and Cons