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ISDC Research in new FAO Status of Women in Agrifood Systems Report

More than 10 years after the publication of the State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA): Women in agriculture report, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a new report: The status of women in agrifood systems. The 2010/2011 SOFA report went into detail describing the costs of gender inequalities for […]

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Now in print: Usefulness and misrepresentation of phone surveys on COVID-19 and food security in Africa

ISDC Director Tilman Brück‘s recent article (with Mekdim Regassa from the Leibniz Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops) in Food Security is now also available in print. The article surveys efforts that track food security in Africa using phone surveys during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors recommend that the scientific community focuses on countries (and […]

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New Blog on Experience of Conflict and Prosocial Behaviors

ISDC’s Director of the Peacebuilding Research Program, Neil Ferguson, frequently examines what impacts experiencing conflict has on prosocial behavior – and how these dynamics could help peacebuilding efforts. In a new blog published by Vision of Humanity, Neil reflects on his research and the current state of micro-level literature. He connects the existing trends with […]

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Ghassan Baliki speaks at CEDIL 2023 Conference

Building on our FAO Impact Evaluation in Syria, Ghassan shared insights on how we developed unique approaches to account for the ongoing crisis in our study. The session took place on the 23rd of February, 2023 and will also featured contributions from Jeannie Annan (International Rescue Committee), Marcella Vigneri (London School of Hygiene and Tropical […]

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Can supplying weapons to Ukraine be pacifist?

ISDC Founder and Director Tilman Brück appeared in the newest episode of the detektor.fm podcast “Zurück zum Thema”. In reaction to recent political developments in Germany, the interview questions how pacifist it can be to supply weapons for an active conflict. Tilman makes the argument that the goal of pacifism is not absolute non-violence. Sometimes, […]

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Call for Papers: Workshop on War and Reconstruction in Ukraine

It is more important than ever that academic research informs and positively impacts policy. To develop academic research and policy solutions for the crisis in Ukraine, HiCN, NEPS, and UNU-WIDER are seeking papers for a two-day workshop in Helsinki, Finland, in early May. A full-day academic workshop (tentatively on 8th May) hosted by UNU-WIDER will […]

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New project: Women’s Action Committees and Local Services

We’re happy to announce that we’re kicking off the execution stage of a new project, titled “Women’s Action Committees and Local Services“! The goal of the project is to study how we can improve the provision of public services to women. It is funded by Evidence in Governance and Politics’ (EGAP) Metakata Initiative and will […]

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The 2022 Households in Conflict Network Workshop

Every year, the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) organizes a workshop for researchers from around the world to present and discuss their work. On the 23rd and 24th of November, Arzu Kirbis hosted the 18th Annual HiCN Workshop at the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) – giving more than 30 academics an opportunity to share […]

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Save the Date: Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference 2023

The dates for the Life in Kyrgyzstan (LiK) Conference 2023 have been announced! The conference will take place on October 11 and 12, 2023 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. More details will be shared soon. The LiK Conference is an annual academic conference that complements the LiK Study. The conferences include invited plenary talks and topical sessions […]

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Call for Participation: The ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Data Users Workshop

The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center invite applications for participation at the Life in Kyrgyzstan Data Users Workshop to be held at the University of Central Asia in Bishkek on […]

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Call for papers: 2022 Doctoral Workshop of the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association

22-23 September 2022 Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlinand ISDC – International Security and Development Center The 2022 Doctoral Workshop of the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association will be organized by Professor Tilman Brück (IGZ, HU Berlin & ISDC). The workshop will be held in-person on […]

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Call for Papers: 18th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network hosted by Arzu Kibris at Warwick University

18th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network Call for Papers Exposure to Political Violence and Individual Behavior 23-24 November 2022 Radcliffe Conference Center, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK The 18th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network will be organized at the University of Warwick.  This year’s workshop theme is individual level […]

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Call for papers: Life in Kyrgyzstan Annual Conference

Call for Sessions and Papers8th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference October 11-12, 2022 In the framework of the Kyrgyzstan-initiated United Nations General Assemblyresolution designating 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops […]

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