PhD defence: State-building in Fragile States: Strategies of Embedment

Maria-Louise Clausen will defend her PhD dissertation

Info about event


Friday 2 September 2016,  at 14:15 - 16:00
[Translate to English:] Maria-Louise Clausen
[Translate to English:] Maria-Louise Clausen Foto: Aarhus BSS Kommunikation

To complete the PhD study programme in Political Science, Maria Louise-Clausen presents her PhD dissertation, giving a public lecture followed by a defence.

The subject of the lecture is:

Based on your thesis, what are the general lessons to be learned about state-building interventions in 'fragile' states? How can states be conceptualized, and how does different conceptualizations influence the way state-building interventions should be studied? How can (and should?) external actors intervene in order to strengthen the state? Use your case study of Yemen to illustrate your answers.

The title of the dissertation:

State-building in Fragile States: Strategies of Embedment

The assessment panel consists of:

Associate professor Vincent Durac, University College Dublin

Associate professor Søren Schmidt, Aalborg University

Associate professor Jørgen Dige Pedersen, Aarhus University (chairman)

Time & place:

Friday September 2, 2016 at 2.15 pm till 4.00 pm in Aud. A I (1333/101)


Upon the defence the department will host a reception in the lounge, building 1330