Konferenz- und Workshopbeiträge

2021: "Heißkalte Bedrohung: Wie Klimaveränderungen die menschliche Sicherheit gefährden und Konflikte anheizen", Lecture at the Ring-Vorlesung "#LecturesForFuture – Klimawandel in den (Weit)Blick nehmen" (ScientistsForFuture Regionalgruppe Trier) at Trier University, 10. January 2021 [via Zoom].

2020: "Der UN-Sicherheitsrat und der Wandel des Krisen- und Konflikt-managements der Vereinten Nationen", Workshop at Fortbildungsveranstaltung "Vereinte Nationen: Weltfrieden und internationale Sicherheit auf Grundlage der Menschenrechte" at the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen, 12.-14. October 2020.

2020: "Digital gelehrt: Security Institutions und Geopolitik", Speech at the workshop "Digital gelehrt: Kritische Sicherheitsstudien und Friedens- und Konfliktfor-schung" by DVPW-Themengruppe "Kritische Sicherheitsstudien", 28. September 2020 [via Zoom].

2020: "Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Designing an African Human Security Index", Consultative Meeting on "Developing an African Human Security Index: practices, methods, and designs" of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union (AU) Commission, the UN Trust Fund for Human Security’s Human Security Unit, UN Office for African Union, and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 05.-06. March 2020.

2019: "The United Nations: The Philosopher’s Stone?", Keynote and opening of the Touring Exhibition “#DieUNundWIR” of the United Nations Association of Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, DGVN) at Trier University of Applied Sciences/ Campus Idar-Oberstein, 14. October 2019.

2019: "From a Human Security Perspective: The Security-Development Nexus in Resource-Rich Developing Countries; Including Exploratory Session: Observations from the Field: Human (In-)Security in the Context of Natural Resource Governance", (with Christina Ankenbrand & Jan Grabek) International Expert Workshop on "Resource Sector Reform and Human Security" in Landau, 18-19 July 2019.

2019: "Sprache und Politik. Innovationen, Instrumentalisierungen und Polarisierung im öffentlichen Diskurs", Preparation and Organization of the Annual Conference of the DGfP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft – German Society of Political Science) in Tutzing, 12.-13. July 2019.

2019: "The Neglected Contradictions of Resource Sector Reforms in Former War Economies: A Critical Review of Liberian Resource Governance Reforms", Paper Presentation at the 2nd Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics "Resources for a social-ecological transformation" in Innsbruck, 28. February – 02. March 2019.

2018: "Diplomatie als Lösungsansatz für Konflikte", Lecture at Campus Kultur "Let’s talk about…" at TU Kaiserslautern, 22. November 2018,

2018: "Sanktionen des UN-Sicherheitsrats und ihre Praxis am Beispiel Nordkoreas. Wirksames Instrument oder nur Risiken und Nebenwirkungen?", Lecture and discussion at DGVN-Mittagsgespräch (United Nations Associations of Germany) in Berlin, 24. October 2018.

2018: "Post-war Crime", Discussant at Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) International Workshop Conference "Building Sustainable Peace: International Research and Policy Workshops on Post-Conflict Processes" in Bonn, 26.-27. September 2018.

2018: "Transforming Conflict-Economies: Natural Resource Sector Reform and Human Security", Poster-Präsentation at Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) International Workshop Conference "Building Sustainable Peace: International Research and Policy Workshops on Post-Conflict Processes" in Bonn, 26.-27. September 2018.

2018:  Inaugural adress to the presentation of the "Friedensgutachten 2018: Kriege ohne Ende. Mehr Diplomatie - weniger Rüstungsexporte" by Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Rheinland-Pfalz in Festung Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz), 05. September 2018.

2018: "Persönlichkeit und Politik", Preparation and Organization of the Annual Conference of the DGfP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft – German Society of Political Science) in Bonn, 29.-30. June 2018.

2018: "Mythos Sanktionen: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Internationalen Sanktionsregimen", Lecture and discussion in Mainz, 23. March 2018.

2017: "Herausforderung: Krisenprävention & Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung", Lecture and discussion in Koblenz, 09. November 2017.

2017: "Risikokommunikation als Konsensstörung. Über Null-Risiken, Fake-Risiken und Risiko-Zumutungen", Welcoming speech and presentation of the SERIOR Ringvorlesung von Professor Dr. Peter Wiedemann (University Wolongong, Australien) at Universität Koblenz-Landau, 05. July 2017.

2017: "Menschen in Bewegung - Fluchtursachen bekämpfen?!", Lecture and discussion at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland in Diez, 15. March 2017.

2017: "Quo Vadis Menschliche Sicherheit?", Lecture and discussion at Universität der Bundeswehr München, 13. March 2017.

2016: "Ressourcen in (Post-)Konfliktsituationen. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von internationalen Sanktionsregimen im Umgang mit 'Kriegsökonomien", Lecture at Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Friedensvorlesung at University Hamburg, 14. December 2016.

2016: "Gefährden Nationalisten und Autokraten unsere demokratische Zukunft?", Workshop in Wörth am Rhein, 04. December 2016.

2016: "Wertegemeinschaft Europa in der Krise!?", Roundtable Discussion at Winzinger Gespräche in Neustadt a.d. Weinstraße, 24. November 2016.

2016: "Heißkalte Bedrohung: Wie Umweltveränderungen die menschliche Sicherheit gefährden", Lecture at Ringvorlesung "Komplexe Nachhaltigkeitsprobleme" at University Koblenz-Landau/Campus Landau, 03. November 2016.

2016: "Herausforderung Krisenprävention und Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung",Lecture and discussion at Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung/Forum Friedens- und Sicherheitspolitik in Koblenz (Festung Ehrenbreitstein), 14. September 2016.

2016: "Freiheit ohne Grenzen? Wer verantwortet die Entstehung, Kommunikation und Nutzung von Forschung?", Roundtable Discussion at the 29. Jahrestagung des Forums Friedenspsychologie "Social and Political Challenges: Research, Action & Policy" in Landau, 08. July 2016.

2016: "Menschenrechtsbildung in der Schule. Aktualität – Praxis – Kontroversen", Speech and discussion (with Melanie Hussak) at Landau Conference Human Rights Education, 01.-03. June 2016.

2016: "The Promises and Pitfalls of using international sanctions as measure directed towards violent conflict economies", Paper Presentation at the 3rd European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) in Tübingen, 06.-08. April 2016.

2016: "Transforming violent war-economies: What we know and what we need to know", Panel Workshop (co-organized with Nina Engwicht) at the  3rd European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) in Tübingen, 06.-08. April 2016.

2016: "Zum Töten bereit… Die Bedrohung durch Terrorismus im 21. Jahrhundert", Lecture in Landau, 05. April 2016.

2016: "Nonwar Communities: Exploring Local Potentials for Peace", Paper Presentation (with Christina Saulich) at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) in Atlanta (Georgia, USA), 16.-19. March 2016.

2016: "Somalia: Konflikt- und Fluchtursachen", Lecture at Länderinformationsabende der Kath. Akademie Rabanus Maurus, Haus am Dom in Frankfurt, 08. March 2016.

2016: "Let's Talk About Peace: Ursachen, Folgen und Lösungen internationaler Konflikte am Beispiel Syrien", Speech and discussion in Mainz, 23. January 2016.

2015: "Eine Kamera für den Frieden' – Die Ramsteiner Bilder", Diskussionsrunde mit Zeitzeugen der Friedensbewegung in Ramstein, 05. October 2015.

2015: "Nonwar Communitites oder die Vernachlässigung des Friedenspotentials des Lokalen", Paper Presentation (with Christina Saulich) at the Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde in Marburg a.d. Lahn, 30. September – 03. October 2015.

2015: "Frieden sichern. Aufgaben, Erfolge und Probleme der Vereinten Nationen im internationalen Krisen- und Konfliktmanagement", Workshop at Lehrerfortbildung "Die Vereinten Nationen. Weltorganisation der Menschheit" der Fridtjof-Nansen-Akademie für politische Bildung und der Friedensakademie RLP in WBZ-Ingelheim, 08.-09. May 2015.

2015: "Krisenprävention & Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung im 21. Jahrhundert: Engagement fördern – Frieden gestalten", Speech at the Auftaktveranstaltung der Friedensakademie RLP at Hambacher Schloss, 09. March 2015.

2014: "The Logic of Unintended Consequences", Paper Presentation at the European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) of the European International Studies Association (EISA) in Izmir (Turkey), 21.-24. May 2014.

2013: "Human Security: Pitfalls of a Surprisingly Influential Concept", Paper Presentation (with Tobias Debiel) at 3rd Conference of the International Humanitarian Studies Association in Istanbul, 24.-27. October 2013.

2013: "State Security and Human Security", Workshop at the 1st Willy Brandt Summer School "Managing Fragility: Good Governance in Transition Contexts. Good Governance in Post-Conflict Countries: Consolidating Peace - Promoting Democracy?", September 2013.

2013: "Policy Change at the United Nations. Tracing the Evolution of UN-Sanctions Practice", Paper Presentation at the 1st International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) in Grenoble, 26.-28. June 2013.

2013: "Einheit vs. Vielfalt: Herausforderungen und Zukunftserwartungen an eine Gemeinsame Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik der EU", Workshop at the NRW-School of Governance Spring School 2013 "Einheit versus Vielfalt? Herausforderungen heutiger Gesellschaften" at the University Duisburg-Essen, 04.-08. March 2013.

2012: "Die EU-Sanktionspolitik – Sanktionen als Mittel der Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik", Workshop at the NRW-School of Governance Spring School 2012 "Europa in der Krise?!" at University Duisburg-Essen, 05.-09. March 2012.

2011: "Between Human Development, Human Security, National Security - The Need for Thresholds for People's Welfare and Dignity and their Integration into National and International Politics", Lecture at the 15th International Summer School of the German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP) titled "Democracy and Security Revisited - Transformations in Egypt and Tunisia and EU Re- (Dis) Orientation" in Berlin, 10.-22. July 2011.

2011: "Strategische Fehler in der Pirateriebekämpfung" (with Christan Büger), Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, AFK (German Association of Peace and Conflict Researcher) at Evangelische Akademie Villigst, 07.-09. April 2011.

2011: "Piracy Studies: Global Governance and Piracy", Chair of the respective Panel at the ISA Annual Convention 2011 in Montréal, 16.-19-. March 2011.

2010: "UN Sanctions and the Idea of Smartness. Tracing the Evolutionary Background", Paper Presentation at the ISA Annual Convention 2010 in New Orleans, 17.-20. February 2010.

2009: "Introduction to the Human Security Approach and its Challenges", Lecture at the Université du Québec à Montréal as part of the Student Exchange Program in Human Security (SEPHS), 17. September 2009.

2009: "Development, Security, and the Contested Usefulness of Human Security. A Human (In-) Security Index", Paper Presentation (with Corinne Heaven and Sven Vollnhals) at the APSA Conference 2009 in Toronto, 03.-06. September 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1449319.

2009: "Menschliche Sicherheit: Leitbild oder Fallstrick für die deutsche Außenpolitik", Lecture at the Expert Workshop of the German Foundation for Peace Research and the Working Committee on Foreign and Security Policy und the Working Committee Defence Policy of the Christian Social Union (CSU) parliamentary group, Bayerischer Landtag, 15. January 2009.

2008: "Das Konzept menschlicher Sicherheit", Lecture at the 18. Frühjahrsakademie Sicherheitspolitik "Zukunftskontinent Afrika. Ambivalenzen, Chancen, Perspektiven" of the Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK) and the Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz, Lambrecht, Bonn and Brüssel, 02.-14. March 2008.

2007: "Contested Sovereignty. A critical reading of R2P and the current debates on failed states", Paper Presentation at the 6th Pan-European International Relations Conference of the Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR) in Turino, 12.-13. September 2007.

2007: "Human Security and the Idea of Smart Sanction – Addressing the linkages", Paper Presentation at the 4th ECPR Conference in Pisa, 06.-08. September 2007.

2007: "Internationale Sicherheit im 21. Jahrhundert – Neue und alte Perspektiven", Speech at the Stipendiatenkolloquium der Friedrich Ebert Stiftung) in Bonn, 27. March 2007.

2006: "Außenpolitik im Zeichen menschlicher Sicherheit? Europa, Kanada, Japan im Vergleich", Lecture, Ringvorlesung "Menschliche Sicherheit", Universität Bonn, United Nations Universität, Institute for Environment and Human Security and the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), 15. November 2006.

2006: "Contested Legitimacy – What Role for IOs in Fragile States?", Panel organised for the 1st ECPR Graduate Conference in Essex/UK, 07.-09. September 2006 [Chair, Discussant].

2006: "Human Security as a Political Leitmotif?", Paper Presentation at the 4th Convention of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA) at the Universität of Tartu/Estonia, 25.-27. June 2006.

2006: "UN Sanctions with a Human Face? Smart Sanctions, Human Rights, Human Security", Paper Presentation at the 7th Annual Student Conference 2006 at the Human Rights Law Centre at the Universität of Nottingham, 18. March 2006.

2005: "Die UN zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. Ein Rück- und Ausblick auf die UN Sanktionspolitik", Lecture, Ringvorlesung "Im Namen der Völker. Die Vereinten Nationen im 21. Jahrhundert" at the Universität Oldenburg, 29. November 2005.

2005: "Caught between Pretension and Substantiveness – Human Security as a Political Leitmotif", Paper Presentation (with David Bosold) at the 3rd Conference of the European Consortium on Political Research (ECPR) in Budapest, 10. September 2005.

2005: "Das Human Security Paradigma und seine Dilemmata", Paper Presentation (with David Bosold) at the AFK-Nachwuchstagung "Krieg, Gewalt und der prekäre Frieden" at Europa-Institut Bocholt, 14.-16. January 2005 ["The Idea of Human Security And Its Dilemmata"].

2005: "Rethinking Security in Europe. A Critical Assessment of the Barcelona Report of the Study Group on Europe’s Security Capabilities ‘a Human Security Doctrine for Europe", Lecture at joint workshop of the Elizabeth Colleges and Brethren Colleges Abroad in Marburg, 25. May 2005.

2004: "Licht und Schattenseiten der Krisenprävention - Eine Einführung", Lecture at Marburger Ringvorlesung "Zwischen Vernunft und Barbarei. Perspektiven der Krisenprävention", 04. November 2004.

2004: "Human Security and Smart Sanctions - Two Means to a Common End?", Paper Presentation (with David Bosold) at the 5th Pan-European International Relation Conference in Den Haag, 09.-11. September 2004.

2003: "Transnational Civil Society And Transnational Organizations in Crisis Prevention", Paper Presentation at the conference "Die Zukunft des Friedens. Sichtweisen der jüngeren Generation der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung" at Ev. Akademie Arnoldsheim, 24.-26. October 2003.

2003: "Smart Sanctions as a Political Instrument by the United Nation. Problems and Perspectives", Lecture at "Marburg Friedensgespräche", 18. June 2003.

2002: "9/11 - In the Context of the Media Coverage", Paper Presentation (with Richard Kim) at the Annual Meeting of the German Association of the Science of Journalism and Communication Studies (Deutschen Gesellschaft der Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaftlen) (DG PuK) in Dresden, 31. May 2002.