On 26th and 27th September 2019 the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) hosted a workshop that brought together empirical researchers from peace and conflict studies. The workshop enabled in-depth discussions of cutting-edge research papers. It connected researchers from diverse institutions to promote networking and exchange, especially across different methodological approaches. The papers centred around a variety of topics reflecting the diversity in the field: the effects of aid in post-conflict contexts, elections and conflict, post-conflict peacebuilding and transitional justice, peacekeeping, governance during conflict, repressive tactics of authoritarian regimes as well as new data relevant for conflict dynamics.
The workshop was the fourth annual workshop of the working group on empirical methods of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung – AFK). Participants came from a large variety of universities and institutions, including ETH Zürich, DeVal, GIGA, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Leiden University, University of Cologne, University of Essex, University of Göttingen, University of Konstanz, University of Mannheim and University of Oxford as well as DIE.