As an researcher with an interest in the practical implications of my work, I strive to publish in a mix of venues. You can find my work in academic journals, policy white papers for international organizations and governments, and newspapers and blogs. I publish in English and German, and am happy to provide translations of my work upon request.

Peer-reviewed and Academic Articles

2018 “Food Security and Conflict: Empirical challenges and future opportunities for research and policy making on food security and conflict.” World Development. DOI:10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.07.011. With Wolfgang Stojetz.

2018 “When Information Becomes Action: Social and political drivers of individuals’ trust in broadcast versus peer-to-peer information during disaster response,” Disasters. Forthcoming

2017 “State fragility as a cause of forced displacement: identifying theoretical channels for empirical research.” DIE Discussion Paper 30/2017.

2017 “Peacekeeping’s Digital Economy: The role of communication technologies in post-conflict economic growth.” International Peacekeeping. 25(3) 420-445 DOI: With Nicholas Bodanac

2017 “Conflict and development: Recent research advances and future agendas.” UNU-WIDER Working Paper 178-2017. With Tilman Brück and Patricia Justino

2017 Towards a People Centred Early Warning and Disaster Response System in Samoa: The Use of ICT by Samoans During Disaster. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. 81(2) 1-18 With Ioana Chan Mow, Hobert Sasa, and Lealaolesau FituDOI: 10.1002/j.1681-4835.2017.tb00594.x

2017. “Information Communication Technologies in Atrocity Response and Prevention: Deepening Our Understanding of the Legal, Ethical and Practical Challenges.” Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal. 11(1) 100-103. DOI:

2017. “Peace Tech: The Liminal Spaces of Digital Technology in Peacebuilding.” With Pamina Firchow, Roger Mac Ginty and Atalia Omer. International Studies Perspectives. 18(1) 4-42 DOI:

2016. “Communicating Stability: Managing the regulatory process to get the most out of communication infrastructure in post-conflict settings.” Business, Peace and Sustainable Development. 16(7) 50-65

2014. “Smart Phones and Social Bonds: Communication Technology and Inter-Ethnic Cooperation in Kenya.” with Elizabeth Stones. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 9(3) 50-64, DOI: 10.1080/15423166.2014.983030

2013. “Inter-ethnic Cooperation Revisited: Why mobile phones can help prevent discrete events of violence, using the Kenyan case study.” Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 2(3):58, DOI:

2013. “The Technologist’s Dilemma: Ethical Challenges of Using Crowdsourcing Technology in Conflict and Disaster-Affected Regions.” Georgetown Journal International Affairs. 14(2) 157-163

Policy Analysis and Applied Research

2017. “More development – more migration? The “migration hump” and its significance for development policy co-operation with sub-Saharan Africa.” DIE Briefing Paper 20/2017. German version. With Benjamin Schraven and Steffen Angenendt. (Co-published with Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik as an Aktuel, in English and German).

2017. “Digitalisation and flight: how can donors leverage digital technologies to support refugees?” DIE Briefing Paper 18/2017. German version.

2016. “Poverty and Social Impact Analysis of Southern Africa Mobile Financial Services: Botswana and Lesotho.” World Bank GSURR Southern Africa Unit. With Dr. Paula Lytle and David Garrity.

Contributor, 2015 Global Peace Index, Institute for Economics and Peace

Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change Joint Platform 2013: Communications and Information Technology Sector Role in Disaster and Climate Change Policy.” Prepared for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and presented to the Samoan Government Disaster Response Cabinet Ministries Oct. 29, 2013.

News and Media Articles

When and how can foreign aid slow migration? Washington Post, November 2, 2017
Gründe, um zu bleiben, Frankfurter Rundschau, September 7, 2017

Fluchtursachenbekämpfung beim G20-Gipfel: Alternativen zur Flucht nach Europa müssen her, Huffpost DE, July 7, 2017

Gute Regierungsführung, gute Arbeitsbedingungen und ein guter Global Compact on Migration, Die aktuelle Columne, July 3, 2017

Good Governance, Good Jobs, and a Good Global Compact on Migration, DIE Current Column, July 3, 2017

Proving (Digital) Peace, Build Peace Forum, Issue 5, March 2015

GDELT Global Dashboard: Big data for conflict resolution and peacebuilding, Insight on Conflict, September 19, 2014

ICTs in conflict early warning – possibilities and challenges. Insight on Conflict. July 11, 2014 (Re-published by Emergency Journalism)

South Sudan on the brink: Australia should make the case for intervention. The Lowy Interpreter. With Gerard McCarthy. May 9, 2014

Crowdsourcing and diplomacy in the Pacific. The Lowy Interpreter. With Gerard McCarthy. August 15, 2012

Smartphones for Smart Peacekeeping. The Mark News. With Nick Martin, Dr. A. Walter Dorn.June 2, 2011

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