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Lutz Krebs: Democratization & Political Violence

209 Eggers Hall

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Lutz Krebs is a political scientist with a focus on international relations and conflict research. Having completed graduate degrees in economics, political science and humanitarian assistance, he focused on studying the impact of democratization processes on the likelihood of civil-war onset in ethnically heterogeneous countries as part of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research “Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century”. He has collaborated in the development of a new coding method for democratization periods and contributed to the launch of the peer-reviewed journal Living Reviews in Democracy.

At Maastricht University (UM) and United Nations University (UNU), Krebs serves as the education director for the M.Sc. program in Public Policy and Human Development. Moreover, he lectures at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology and the School of Business and Economics, and serves as Dutch member on the Management Committee for the EU COST action “European Network for Conflict Research”.

Presented by the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy and co-sponsored by the Public Administration and International Affairs Doctoral Seminar Series.

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