Charles Martin-Shields

Dr. Charles Martin-Shields is a researcher at the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany, and a Research Affiliate at ISDC. His research focuses on the role of ICTs and digitalization in development cooperation, with particular focuses on peacebuilding and migration. He has recently published research inWorld Development, International Studies Perspectives, International Peacekeeping, and has work forthcoming in Disasters. Along with his academic writing he has written for general audiences in outlets such as the Washington Post, and Frankfurter Rundschau. His current projects include work on the role of digitalization in development outcomes for urban migrants, with field work being done in Colombia, Kenya and Southeast Asia. He was recently involved in ISDC’s work with the FAO on food security and peacebuilding, and with Wolfgang Stojetz published work from this project in World Development. Prior to joining the German Development Institute Dr. Martin-Shields was a consultant with ISDC and visiting scholar at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. His policy experience includes work with the World Bank, U.S. Institute of Peace and the UN system. He holds a PhD from George Mason University, and an MA from American University’s School of International Service.