News from Feb 29, 2016
In the second half of 2015, the Collaborative Research Center 700 welcomed a variety of visiting scholars. We look back on a successful cooperation with Prof. Enrique Desmond Arias from George Mason University, who contributed to project C3 “Police-Building and Transnational Security Fields in Latin America” and to the entire SFB during a one-month research stay in July 2015. During his time at the SFB, he held a lecture titled “Criminal Organizations and Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean,” in which he introduced the concept of “criminal governance.”
The next visiting scholar, Prof. Steven Livingston of George Washington University, joined the SFB from October to December 2015. Steven Livingston presented his current research in a lecture at the SFB titled “Human Rights in Areas of Limited Statehood: Looking Beyond the Boomerang and Spiral Models.” In it he discussed the role of new technologies in protecting human rights in areas of limited statehood. As a result of his time at the SFB, his lecture will appear in the SFB Working Paper Series under the title “Digital Affordances and Human Rights Advocacy.”
As the year came to a close, we welcomed Prof. Nicole Deitelhoff and Prof. Christopher Daase to the SFB, both from the Goethe Universität Frankfurt. Prof. Deitelhoff and Prof. Daase conducted research through the end of 2015 on the topic of political force. In a lecture at the SFB, they presented their new research project “Zwingender Friede” (Forceful Peace), which concentrates on (non)violent force, force from different actors, and forced diplomacy, among other things.
We would like to thank all of our visiting scholars for the productive cooperation, new impulses, and support of the SFB 700!