Dr. Charles Martin-Shields

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Political Science

Work areas:

  • Peace and conflict processes
  • Digital technology in development and governance
  • Impact of development and peacebuilding on migration


Vita

since 1/2018 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Research Programme "Transformation of political (dis-)order: Institutions, values & peace"
2016-12/2017 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Department "Governance, Statehood, Security"
8/2016-4/2017 School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
Visiting Scholar
8/2016-4/2017 International Security and Development Center, Berlin, Germany
Consultant: FAO-funded project on impacts of peace and conflict on food security
8/2011-8/2016 School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
Doctorate, Dissertation: “When Information becomes action: How information communication technologies affect collective action during crises”
3/2015-6/2016 World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
Consultant: Mobile money and ICTs in development and financial inclusion
8/2013-6/2014 Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow, Apia, Samoa
Advisor to Government of Samoa, supporting policy development around using digital technology for good governance and disaster response.
3/2011-5/2013 TechChange Inc, Washington, D.C.
Program manager: Technology for peacebuilding and conflict prevention
1/2008-8/2010 School of International Service, American University
Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution
4/2008-2/2011 U.S. Institute for Peace
Research Assistant, USIP Academy
10/2005-9/2007 U.S. Peace Corps Samoa
U.S. Peace Corps development volunteer in Apia, Samoa
8/2002-5/2005 American Univeristy
Bachelor of Arts, German History and Literature

Member of:

  • International Studies Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • European Political Science Association
  • Fulbright Fellow, 2013-2014

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Projects