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ISDC – International Security and Development Center is a non-profit research institute that studies the lives of people in fragile circumstances. We rely on micro-level, economic data to study the effects of violence, humanitarian emergencies, and other shocks on populations in developing countries. Our strict commitment to rigorous academic practices ensures high-quality results.

The ISDC team is happy to connect you with one of our experts for background discussions, statements and interviews on a range of topics, including:

  • Conflict and peace
  • Humanitarian emergencies and interventions
  • Human behavior and development
  • Agricultural and food security

For press and media inquiries, please reach out to:


Dorian Lötzer
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+49 151 420 11198

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Professor Tilman Brück is a development economist and peace researcher in Berlin. He is the Founder and Director of ISDC – International Security and Development Center in Berlin, Professor at Humboldt-University of Berlin, and Head of the Research Group “Economic Development and Food Security” at the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops. He is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Households in Conflict Network.

ISDC – International Security and Development Center is a non-profit academic institute based in Berlin, Germany. We conduct research to improve lives and livelihoods shaped by violent conflict, fragility, and humanitarian emergencies. We believe in the power of data and evidence for understanding and alleviating suffering around the world.

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