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Talks


Academic Talks


Invited Talks

2019

  • Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding. School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC.

  • Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

2018

  • Rules of Aid: A Survey Experiment on the Logic of Aid Allocation in Post-Conflict Countries. School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC.

  • Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding. Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

  • Rule-Breaking Bureaucrats: Improving the Performance of International Organizations? School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC.

  • Rules of Aid: A Survey Experiment on the Logic of Aid Allocation in Post-Conflict Countries. Peace Science Society Conference, Austin, TX.

  • Rules of Aid: A Survey Experiment on the Logic of Aid Allocation in Post-Conflict Countries. International Political Economy Society (IPES) Conference, Cambridge, MA.

  • Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding. United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC.

  • Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding. Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.

  • Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding. The World Bank, Washington, DC.

  • Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding. Swedish Development Cooperation and the Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Understanding the Local Effect of UN Peace Operations: A Quasi-Experimental Spatial Impact Evaluation in Burundi. Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict States Workshop, Howard H. Baker Jr. Canter for Public Policy.

  • Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding. Renmin University of China, Beijing, China.

  • Bringing New and Promising Dynamics to Sustainable Peace. Social Science Research Council, UN Association of China, and American University Expert Workshop, Beijing, China.

  • Buying Influence: A Survey Experiment on the Logic of Aid Allocation in Conflict-Affected Countries. University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

  • Buying Influence: A Survey Experiment on the Logic of Aid Allocation in Conflict-Affected Countries. Online Peace Science Colloquium.

  • Buying Influence: A Survey Experiment on the Logic of Aid Allocation in Conflict-Affected Countries. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

  • Expert Workshop on Non-Violence and Peacebuilding. Social Science Research Council and American University Expert Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Violence: US Early Career Research Collaboration Workshop. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, and the British Academy, Cambridge, MA.

2017

  • Aiding Peace: Donor Aid Behavior in the DRC, Sudan, South Sudan, and Nepal. Folke Bernadotte Academy Workshop, Bogota, Colombia.

  • Understanding the Local Effect of UN Peace Operations: A Quasi-Experimental Spatial Impact Evaluation in Burundi. Peace Science, Tempe, Arizona.

  • Is Prevention the Answer? Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Event, Washington, DC.

  • The Benefits of Bad Behavior: Global Accountability and Local Performance in International Peacebuilding. Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • The Benefits of Bad Behavior: Global Accountability and Local Performance in International Peacebuilding. Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden.

2016

  • Is Prevention the Answer? Workshop on Civil Wars, Violence, and International Responses, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA.

  • Aiding Peace: Donor Aid Behavior in the DRC, Sudan, South Sudan, and Nepal. Southwest Workshop on Mixed Methods Research, Tucson, AZ.

  • Formal and Informal Accountability: Explaining the Local Performance of Global Governors. Lunchtime Seminar, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).

  • Aiding Peace? Donor Behavior in Conflict-Affected Countries. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

  • Aiding Peace? Donor Behavior in Conflict-Affected Countries. German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin.

  • Aiding Peace? Donor Behavior in Conflict-Affected Countries. OpenGov Hub, Washington, DC.

  • The Curse of Success: Understanding Burundi’s Failed Transition out of War. University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

  • Aiding Peace? Donor Behavior in Conflict-Affected Countries. European Network of Conflict Research (ENCoRe) Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.

2015

  • Consultants and Contracting in IOs and INGOs. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2014

  • Not Built for Peace: Why Informal Accountability Determines International Peacebuilding Success. Case Study Integrity Workshop (CSIF), Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Not Built for Peace: Why Informal Accountability Determines International Peacebuilding Success. University of Warwick, Warwick, UK.

  • Building Sub-National Peace: Authority, Legitimacy, and Accountability in International Peacebuilding. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Designed to Fail at Peace: The Micro-Dynamics of Successful Intervention in Civil War. ISA Venture Workshop, Toronto, ON.

  • Adapting for Peace: Formal and Informal Accountability in International Institutions. German Institute of International Affairs, Hamburg, Germany.

  • External Evaluation: UN Peacebuilding in Africa: Lessons Learned from Burundi (2007=2013). University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

2013

  • Improving Their Standing: How Regional Hegemons Make Use of Institutional Design. ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop, Mainz, Germany.

2012

  • Organizational Barriers to Peace: Agency and Structure in International Peacebuilding. Bopst Center for Peace and Justice, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

  • Organizational Barriers to Peace: Agency and Structure in International Peacebuilding. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY.

  • Instituting Failure: Why Deviance Explains Peacebuilding Success. Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

2009

  • Organizational Barriers to Peace? Intervening Between Statebuilding Institutions and Institutions of the State. University of Westminster, London.

  • Organizational Barriers to Peace. Institute of Political Science, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

  • Determining Peace in Burundi: Organizational Rules, Routines, and Risk. Center for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

  • Organizational Barriers to Peace. Center for Security Studies, Swiss Institute of Federal Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.

2008

  • Organizational Barriers to Peace: The Role of Learning and Luck in Peacebuilding. NCCR Trade Regulation Brown Bag Lunch, World Trade Institute (WTI), Bern, Switzerland.

  • Organizational Barriers to Peace, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford, CA.

2005

  • The Burundi Leadership Training Program. Working Group on Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States, WWICS, Washington, DC.


Conference Papers

International Studies Association

2019 Toronto, ON
Measuring Peace in War
The Praxis-Scholarship Nexus in Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
(Roundtable Participant)
Global Governance in Local War and Peace (Roundtable Participant)
Moral Obligations and Sovereignty in International Relations: A Genealogy of Humanitarianism by Andrea Paras (Book Discussion Roundtable Participant)

2018 San Francisco, CA
The Matrix of International Organization

2017 Baltimore, MD
The Unaccountable Organization: INGO Market-Orientation, Independence, and Local Performance

2016 Atlanta, GA
Contracting Sovereignty: How Weak States Reclaim Their Authority to Govern
Slacking or Succeeding: UN Peacebuilding Performance in Burundi
The Ontology of Peace: Landscapes of Conflict and Cooperation (with Michael Findley and Kyosuke Kikuta)

2014 Toronto, ON
Designed to Fail at Peace: The Micro-Dynamics of Successful Intervention in Civil War
Organizational Barriers to Peace: Why Informal Accountability, Entrepreneurial Leaders, and Organiza􏰁onal Frames Explain Peacebuilding Success

2013 San Francisco, CA
Asymmetric Power and Peace: The State, Society, and International Peacebuilding

2012 San Diego
Organizational Barriers to Peace: Agency and Structure in International Peacebuilding

2010 New Orleans, LA
Organizational Barriers to Peace: International Bureaucratic Routines and Modern State Formation

2009 New York, NY
Organizational Learning for Peace
Muddling Through: In Search of Peacebuilding Success

2008 San Francisco, CA
Peacebuilding Organizations: Explaining the Gap between Intention and Outcome
Integration’s Challenge: Incoherence and (Dis)integration in UN Post-Conflict Intervention

2007 Chicago, IL
Deciding to Prevent Violent Conflict: Early Warning and Decision Making within the United Nations (with Patrick Meier)
Organizational Learning: The Gateway to Peacebuilding Success?

American Political Science Association

2018 Boston, MA
Resisting Shared Sovereignty

2017 San Francisco, CA
Contextualizing Aid: A Survey Experiment of Donor Aid Allocation Logic in Conflict-Affected Countries

2016 Philadelphia, PA
Subnational Violence and Aid: Why Local Conflict May Encourage Local Development

2015 San Francisco, CA
Aiding War or Peace: The Micro-Dynamics of Aid in Nepal, Sudan, and DRC

2014 Washington, DC
International Intervention and Informal Governance

2009 Toronto, ON
Organizational Barriers to Peace? Understanding the Interaction between International Peacebuilding and the Countries It Aims to Influence
Confronting Complexity: How Peacebuilding Organizations Adapt to Dynamic Post-Conflict Environments

European Political Science Association

2016 Brussels, Belgium
Aiding Peace? Donor Behavior in Conflict-Affected Countries



 
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Policy Talks

2019

How to Adapt to Difficult Contexts: What Development Can Learn from Peacebuilding. OpenGov Hub, Washington, DC.

2018

Operationalizing Sustaining Peace: Reflections on the 2018 Global Peace Index. International Peace Institute, New York, NY.

Peacebuilding and Rising Powers. Social Science Research Council-American University Expert Workshop, Beijing, China.

Keynote Address. SIS Global Leadership Dinner, House of Sweden, Washington, DC.

Consultation with Under-Secretary General of Peacekeeping Operations Lacroix. United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, New York, NY.

Peacebuilding in Practice: Experience and Lessons Learned. The Peacebuilding Commission: Purpose, Work, and Opportunity, The International Peace Institute.

2017

Conflict Prevention: Problems and Possibilities. Institution-building and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood, United Nations, New York, NY.

Peacebuilding: Innovations in Global Governance. Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC.

Alternative Models of Governance Workshop. USAID and Princeton University Workshop, IBM Center for Cognitive Government, Washington, DC.

Conflict Prevention for World Bank & United Nations Report on Development and Conflict Prevention. Brookings Institute, Washington, DC.

2015

Toward a Universal Norm on Support to Conflict-Affected Countries. Expert Workshop, Berlin, Germany.

UN Peacebuilding Architecture and Local Ownership. FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum 2015, Berlin, Germany.

Private Briefing for UN Peacebuilding High-Level Panel. Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Brussels, Belgium.

Governing Globally, Acting Locally: Lessons from Burundi for UN Peacebuilding Reform. Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

2014

Measuring Peacebuilding Consolidation. Wilton Park, West Sussex, UK.

External Evaluation: UN Peacebuilding Fund in Burundi (2007-2013). UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group, New York, NY.

2013

Improving the Functioning of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture. The Peacebuilding Commission’s Engagement and Impact, Greentree Estate Retreat, New York, NY.

Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Funding Instruments and Effective Peacebuilding. Dialogue Series with Conflict- and Fragility-Focused Financing Instruments, United Nations, New York, NY.

2012

The UN Peacebuilding Fund in Burundi: Evaluation Findings and Recommendations. UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group Meeting, New York, NY.

Organizational Barriers to Peace: Agency and Structure in International Peacebuilding. Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), United Nations, New York, NY.

Coordination’s Contribution to Peacebuilding Success and Failure. United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington, DC.

Organizational Barriers to Peace: Agency and Structure in International Peacebuilding. International Peace Institute (IPI), New York, NY.

2010

Independent External Evaluation: The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund in Burundi. United Nations Senior Peacebuilding Group (SPG), New York, NY.

A Critique of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund. Geneva Peacebuilding Platform Consultative Workshop for PBF Review, Geneva, Switzerland.

Independent External Evaluation: The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund in Burundi. United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), New York, NY.

2009

Bureaucratic Complexities and Integration. Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development, UNSSC, Turin, Italy.

Burundi: The Unpredictable Road to Peace. Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP, Geneva, Switzerland.

Organizational Barriers to Peace. Swisspeace Foundation, Bern, Switzerland.

An Introduction to Peace Consolidation. United Nations Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB), Bujumbura, Burundi.

International Peace Institute. International Peace Institute (IPI), New York, NY.

2008

UN Reforms: Confronting Integration Barriers. UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), New York, NY.

2003

Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity. International Alert Workshop on Conflict Sensitivity, Negombo, Sri Lanka.

A Framework for Responsible Aid to Burundi. The Great Lakes Policy Forum (GLPF), Washington, DC, USA.