mweha

What is the impact of displacement? What is the role of local institutions for development? What impact do NGOs have? Can we use cell phones to decrease conflict? I use statistics and fieldwork to study these questions. See my research page for more.

I am an assistant professor of political science at New York University – Abu Dhabi; and a part-time professor of economics at Wageningen.

I received a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University, and an M.Phil. in economics cum laude from Tilburg University.

My work appears in Political Analysis, the Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Journal of Development Studies, and has been written about in the Financial Times and by the UN Secretary General.

Peter

WHERE TO FIND ME THIS YEAR?

  • > Jan. 1: NYUAD
  • Jan. 6-9: WGAPE, NYUAD
  • Apr. 7-9: MPSA, Chicago
  • May 4: LSE, London
  • May 25-31: UC Berkeley
  • Jun. 15-17: University of Konstanz
  • Jun. 29: DFID, London
  • Dec. 8-10: Bukavu, DRC

WHERE TO FIND ME IN 2015?

  • > Jan. 1: NYUAD
  • Jan. 13: WESSI, NYUAD
  • Jan. 17-27: Bukavu, DRC
  • Jan. 28-30: World Bank, Istanbul
  • Feb. 26: CTED, NYUAD
  • Feb. 28: Research Conference, NYUAD
  • Mar. 13-23: Bukavu, DRC
  • Apr. 16-19: MPSA, Chicago
  • Apr. 29: EUI, Florence
  • Apr. 30: Bocconi, Milan
  • May 5-11: Goma, DRC
  • May 22-23: EGAP, Berlin
  • Jun. 1: PeaceLab, NYC
  • Jun. 4: Global TIES, NYC
  • Jun. 8: Georgetown University, Qatar
  • Jun.-Aug.: Wageningen University
  • Jun. 25-27: EPSA, Vienna
  • Jul. 11-18: Sierra Leone
  • Aug. 16-18: WZB, Berlin
  • > Sep. 1: NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Oct. 17-25: Njala U., Sierra Leone
  • Dec. 2-5: IOB, Antwerp

WHERE TO FIND ME IN 2014?

  • > Jan. 1: Wageningen University
  • Jan. 20-24: Njala U., Sierra Leone
  • Feb. 28-2: NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Mar. 10: ESSEXLab, Essex U.
  • Mar. 13-16: Cambridge U.
  • Mar. 17-18: Bristol U.
  • Mar. 20: IDS, U. of Sussex
  • Mar. 21: CBESS, U. of East Anglia
  • Mar. 23-25: CSAE, Oxford U.
  • >Mar. 26: Columbia University
  • Apr. 5: Media Lab, MIT
  • Apr. 25: NEWEPS, UPenn
  • > Jun. 11: Wageningen University
  • Jun. 19-21: EPSA (Edinburgh)
  • Jun. 30-1: Migration and Dev. Conference, Oxford U.
  • >Aug. 18: NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Aug. 28-31: APSA (Washington DC)
  • Sep. 3-8: Goma, DRC
  • Sep. 16: PoliSci seminar, NYUAD
  • Oct. 10-13: World Bank, Lisbon
  • Oct. 31-3: U. of Cape Town
  • Nov. 27: Africa Lectures, NYUAD
  • Nov. 28: LICOS, U. of Leuven
  • Dec. 1-3: Wageningen University

NOTE

The photo at the top of the page was made in a village in Eastern Congo. It comes with a nice story. The other photo shows my research team, a nyuba kumi, a village elder, the village chief, and me. I collected data for my dissertation in this village (more here).

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