Assistant Professor Henrikas Bartusevičius has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council. The aim of Starting Grants is to support early-career researchers who show exceptional talent, the sole criteria of selection being academic excellence. In the future, Henrikas will be joining one of the leading academic institutions on conflict research - the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).
Associate Professor Jakob Tolstrup is in June and July 2019 on a research stay at Dublin City University where he will be cooperating with Alexander Baturo who is an internationally renowned scholar authoritarian regimes.
Professor Svend-Erik Skaaning is from January to June 2019 Visiting Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona where he will be cooperating with Abel Escriba Folch who is an internationally renowned scholar on conflict and autocracy.
As of 1 February 2019, Casper Sakstrup will join the Code project as a post.doc. on a one-year contract. Casper wrote his PhD dissertation on the relationship between third party states and civil wars.
As of 15 November 2018, Suthan Krishnarajan has joined the CODE project as a post.doc. Suthan wrote his PhD dissertation on the relationship between economic crisis and regime stability. Suthan will be connected to Code throughout the rest of the project period.
Alexander Taaning Grundholm will be affiliated with the CODE-project for a four-year-period starting September 1, 2016. He will be working on an independent project on different aspects of third party involvement in authoritarian regimes. Mainly the projectwill focus on the conditions under which external actors offer their support to embattled dictators as well as the effects on autocratic survival.
Lasse Lykke Rørbæk has joined the CODE project as a three-year post.doc. Lasse wrote his PhD dissertation on ethnic conflict, and as part of CODE he will among others things investigate how political competition between ethnic groups in democratization processes affect the risk of violent conflict.
Mikkel Sejersen joins the CODE-project for a three-year-period as a PhD, beginning February 1, 2016. The project analyzes whether the imposition of sanctions directed against governments and elite actors can help hinder the emergence and escalation of domestic violent conflict, and whether targeted sanctions are effective in promoting democracy?
Florian Van Leeuwen has joined the CODE project as a post.doc on a two-year contract beginning January 1 2016. He is an evolutionary social psychologist and will work with Michael Bang Petersen and Henrikas Bartusevicius on conducting experiments on individual-level behavior patterns connected to democratization and violence.
Post.doc. Sunhee Park, who received her PhD from Florida State University, will be affiliated with the CODE-project a two-year-period starting January 1, 2016. She will be working on an independent projection the bargaining behaviour of groups engaged in negotiations to end civil wars. Specifically, the project examines how power dynamics and the existence of third-party enforcement affect the bargaining offers that warring groups make during negotiations.
Casper Sakstrup will be affiliated with the CODE-project for a three-year-period starting December 1, 2015. He will be working on an independent project on different aspects of third party involvement in civil war. One of the main hypotheses is that third parties increase the level of uncertainty in the pre-war bargaining game and as a consequence increase the probability of civil war outbreak.
Merete Bech Seeberg has joined the CODE project as a post.doc on a three-year contract. Merete received her PhD from the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. She will, primarily, be working on domestic election observer missions and their effects on the quality and peacefulness of elections.
Kateřina Vorasická will join CODE as guest researcher in the period April 15 to July 15. During her stay, Kate will be working on a game-theoretical analysis of ethnic conflict in Africa. She will be situated at the Department of Political Science in Aarhus and take part in CODE-related activities.
28-29 February 2020 Code will host a workshop on challenges connected to representation and elections in Africa. Participants include influential international scholars from Norway, Great Britain, and the USA. See the program here.
13 December 2018 Code will host a workshop on challenges to democratization in connection with associate professor Matthew C. Wilson's (University of South Carolina) visit to the department. See the program here.
25-26 October Code will host a workshop on challenges to democratization. Participants include influential scholars from Sweden, Norway, and the USA. See the program here.
19 February 2018 Justin Gengler (Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI), Qatar University) visited Aarhus University and gave a talk on the challenges of conducting surveys and field experiments in the Middle East. The guest lecture was arranged by CODE in collaboration with the SWAR project led by Associate Professor Morten Valbjørn.
In connection with Professor Andreas Wimmer's (Columbia University) visit to Aarhus University 8 December 2017, CODE organized a small workshop on the challenges that researchers face when engaging in large-scale coding of historical data.
CODE will host a workshop on the International dimensions of political instability and conflict at Aarhus University 30 November - 1 December 2017. Participants include some of the leading scholars in Europe on research in diplomatic, economic and military interventions. See the program here.
CODE will host a workshop on autocratic diversity at Aarhus University 28-29 September 2017. Participants include young, talented academics from Germany, Norway and Denmark. See the program here.
CODE will host a workshop on state capacity, conflict and regime developments at Aarhus University 2-3 February 2017. Participants of the event include members of the CODE team and Professor Michael Bernhard (University of Florida). See the program here.
Together with a project led by Associate Professor Jakob Tolstrup, CODE will host a workshop on "Authoritarian regimes i the Post-Soviet region." Among the participants will be Professor Andrew Wilson (University College London), Associate Professor Ora John Reuter (University of Wisconsin) and Professor Kataryna Wolczuk (University of Birmingham). The event takes place on December 1-2, 2016. See the program here.
CODE will host a workshop on conflict and democratization at Aarhus University 16-17 November 2016. Besides members of the CODE team. Participants include Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (University of Essex), Professor Judith Kelley (Duke University), and Professor Kristine Höglund (Uppsala University). See the program here.
Together with the SWAR project led by Associate Professor Morten Valbjørn, CODE will host a workshop on "Regime Formation and Sectarianism in the Arab Middle East." Among the participants will be Professor Raymond Hinnebusch (University of St. Andrews) and Research Officer Courtney Freer (London School of Economics). The event takes place on August 16-17, 2016.
Together with the DEDERE project, CODE will host a workshop on "The Foundations of regime instability and conflict." Among the participants will be Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (University of Essex) and Ragnhild Nordås (Research Directeor, PRIO). The event takes place on June 2-3, 2016.
Seminar on electoral violence in Sub-Saharan Africa. The CODE project hosts a seminar on electoral violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, where Professor Lise Rakner (University of Bergen) will give a presentation and comment on the ongoing work in CODE. The event takes place on May 2, 2016.
Together with the DEDERE project, CODE will host a seminar on Elections, Democratization, and Conflict. Among the participants will be Kelly McMann (Case Western Reserve), who will present a paper on Electoral Freeness and Fairness: The Connection between Subnational and National Elections. The event takes place on April 20, 2016. See program
CODE will host a workshop on political repression and violence at Aarhus University, March 14-15. Besides members of the team, the workshop includes scholars from Yale University, Humboldt University, St. Andrews, Essex University, and University of Oslo. See program.
On 23-24 November CODE arranged a workshop at Aarhus University, to which all academics and practitioners affiliated with the project were invited. The purpose of the first day of the workshop was to bring together researchers on democratization and conflict and representatives of the practitioners’ panel of Danish and international organizations affiliated with the project to discuss how we can enable a mutually enriching dialogue between researchers and practitioners. On the second day,all internal and external academics affiliated to CODE convened to discuss ongoing and planned research projects.
On April 9, CODE arranged a start-up workshop at Aarhus University, during which the internal partners discussed planned activities for the first six months.
CODE will co host a workshop on Civil Conflicts and Coups: Changes, Causes, and Consequences. The workshop will take place on January 23-24 at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. See program.