Conference Program

The preliminary program of the 2021 HiCN Workshop is now available!


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Day 1: October 11, 2021

10.00-10.15 Welcome (Sarah Langlotz)
10.15-11.45

Title: Innovations in Conflict and Migration Research

Rana Cömertpay
(with Luisito Bertinelli and Jean-François Maystadt)
Refugee, Diversity and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa
Andre Gröger
(with Gianmarco León-Ciliotta and Steven Stilman)
Immigration, Labor Markets and Discrimination: Evidence from the Venezuelan Exodus in Perú
Lamis Saleh
(with Elisa Fraile Aranda, Nora El-Bialy, Andreas Nicklisch, and Stefan Voigt)
Expect the Worst and You Will Never be Disappointed - The Effects of War Experience on Prosocial Behavior and Punishment among Syrian Refugees

11.45-12.15 Virtual Coffee Break
12.15-13.00 Lunch Break
13.00-14.30

Oguzhan Turkoglu Security Concerns, Ethnic Relations, and Attitudes toward Refugees
Sarah Schneider-Strawczynski Hosting Refugees and Voting for the Far-Right: Evidence from France
Stephanie Zonszein
(with Gemma Dipoppa and Guy Grossman)
Locked Down, Lashing Out: Situational Triggers and Hateful Behavior Towards Minority Ethnic Immigrants

Aysegul Kayaoglu Do Refugees Cause Crime?
Christian Ambrosius Violent Crime and the Long Shadow of Immigration Enforcement: Evidence from Mexico
Clotilde Mahé
(with Sergio Parra-Cely)
Panic? Probing Angst over Immigration and Crime

Phoebe Ishak Murder Nature: Weather and Violent Crime in Brazil
Tobias Hellmundt
(with Elías Cisneros and Krisztina Kis-Katos)
Palm Oil Expansion and Local Conflict in Indonesia
Tobias Korn
(with Henry Stemmler)
Your Pain, My Gain?

Juan P. Aparicio
(with Michael Jetter and Christopher Parsons)
For FARC's Sake: Demobilizing the Oldest Guerrilla in Modern History
Roberto Nisticò
(with Vincenzo Bove, Jessica Di Salvatore and Leandro Elia)
Conflict, Fertility and the Impact of Peacekeeping
Federico Ceballos Sierra Incomplete Peace: Unintended Consequences of Partial Conflict Resolution in Multilateral Conflicts

14.30-15.00 Virtual Coffee Break
15.00-16.00

Title: The Refugee’s Dilemma: Evidence from Jewish Migration out of Nazi Germany

Keynote Speaker: Mathias Thoenig (University of Lausanne)

16.00-16.30 Virtual Coffee Break
16.30-18.00

Jana Kuhnt
(with Constantin Ruhe)
Who intends to Leave? Global Survey Evidence How Individual Migration Intentions Differ between Conflict-affected and Peaceful Contexts
Peter Onah Thompson
(with Jonathan Hall and James Igoe Walsh)
Reversing Exodus: An Experimental Study of the Role of Information and Psychological Processes in Voluntary Return
Christopher Blair
(with Austin L. Wright)
Refugee Return and Conflict: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Caroline Krafft
(with Ragui Assaad and Isabel Pastoor)
Gender Role Attitudes and Gendered Outcomes: Syrian Refugee Adolescents in Jordan
Elodie Douarin
(with Julie Litchfield and Fatlinda Gashi)
Angry Men and Civic Women?
Tilman Brück Forced Displacement and Gender in Conflict-Affected Crisis Settings: Evidence on Coping Behavior from North-East Nigeria

Bruno Caprettini
(with Hans-Joachim Voth)
New Deal, New Patriots: How 1930s Welfare Spending Boosted the War Effort during WW II
Felipe Valencia Caicedo
(with Juan Felipe Riaño)
Collateral Damage: The Legacy of the Secret War in Laos
Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel
(with Dozie Okoye and Belgi Turan)
The Long Shadow of PKK Conflict on Children’s Outcomes in Turkey

Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mora
(with Lukas Kleine-Rueschkamp)
Strategic Expropriation and Civil War: Evidence from Colombia
Alexandra Hartman
(with Sigrid Weber)
Unequal Property Rights and Post-Conflict Recovery: Evidence from IDP Return Movements in Iraq
Fabien Cottier
(with Jean-Louis Lognon)
Local Determinants of Nativist Violence in Côte d’Ivoire

Lisa Murken
(with Kati Krähnert, Gregor Mager, Rahel Laudien and Christoph Gornott)
The Influence of Land Conflicts on Farmers’ Perceived Tenure Security and Title Acquisition – Evidence from Tanzania
Ulrich Eberle Damned by Dams? Infrastructure and Conflict
Camille Laville Keep Off the Grass: Grassland Scarcity and the Security Implications of Cross-Border Transhumance Between Niger and Nigeria

18.00-18.30 Virtual Coffee Break

Day 2: October 12, 2021

10.00-10.15 Introduction to HiCN (Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, and Philip Verwimp)
10.15-11.45

Abu Siddique
(with Asad Islam, Tanvir Ahmed Mozumder, Tabassum Rahman and Tanvir Shatil)
Forced Displacement, Mental Health, and Child Development: Evidence from the Rohingya Refugees
Samuel Lordemus
(with Noemi Kreif and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra)
Public Healthcare Financing During Counterinsurgency Efforts: Evidence from Colombia
Jean-François Maystadt
(with Olivier Dagnelie and Anna-Maria Mayda)
The Health Impact of Refugees on Host Communities in Africa

Abbey Steele
(with Alejandra Ortiz Ayala)
IDPs, Social Cohesion, and Peace in Colombia
Matteo Sestito Identity conflict, ethnocentrism and social cohesion
Marco Alfano
(with Gabriel Aboyadana)
Perceived Temperature, Trust and Civil Unrest in Africa

Arzu Kibris
(with Phillip Nelson)
Individual Exposure to Armed Conflict and Entrepreneurship
Ivan Lopez Cruz
(with Gustavo Torrens)
Hidden Drivers of Violence Diffusion: Evidence from Illegal Oil Siphoning in Mexico
Alina Greiner How Civil War Disempowers Women: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire

Annina Hittmeyer
(with Marta Favara, Catherine Porter, Saurabh Singhal and Tassew Woldehanna)
In the Shadow of Conflict: Estimating the Impact of Civil Unrest in the Tigray Region on Ethiopian Young People’s Mental Health Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression
Larissa Nawo
(with Heidi Kaila and Hyuk Harry Son)
Unpacking the Links between Conflict and Child Welfare: Evidence from a Foreign Insurgency
Philip Verwimp Early-Childhood Exposure to Civil War and Teenage Cognitive Development

11.45-12.15 Virtual Coffee Break
12.15-13.00 Lunch Break
13.00-14.30

Carlos Vargas-Silva
(with Isabel Ruiz)
Refugee Return and Social Cohesion
Laia Balcells
(with Juan Tellez)
Displacement, Social Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Colombia
Thomas Calvo
(with Emmanuelle Lavallée, Mireille Razafindrakoto, François Roubaud and Arouna Sougane)
Army Arrangement? Armed Conflict and Support for Democracy in Mali

Lennart Kaplan
(with Kai Gehring and Melvin H. L. Wong)
China and the World Bank: How Contrasting Development Approaches Affect the Stability of African States
Lennart Reiners
(with Elías Cisneros, Krisztina Kis-Katos and Jan Priebe)
Cash Transfers and Conflict in Indonesia
Mauro Lanati
(with Marco Sanfilippo and Filippo Santi)
Aid and Internal Migration in Malawi

Paul Schaudt
(with Martin Gassebner and Melvin H. L. Wong)
Armed Groups in Conflict: Competition and Political Violence in Pakistan
Arvind Magesan
(with Sacha Kapoor)
Regionalism and Tribal Insecurity in India
Patricia Justino TBD

Amit Loewenthal
(with Sami H. Miaari and Anke Hoeffler)
Aid and Radicalization: The Case of Hamas in the West Bank and Gaza
Julian Wucherpfennig
(with Sergi Pardos-Prado and Sara M.T. Polo)
Border Walls and Terrorism
Nicole Stoelinga Living in the Caliphate: The Impact of Exposure to Boko Haram's Ideology on School Attendance

14.30-15.00 Virtual Coffee Break
15.00-16.15

Title: Migration and Security Policy

Speakers: Ruben Andersson (Oxford University), Camille le Coz (Migration Policy Institute), Mercy Fekadu (Institute for Peace and Security Studies, University of Addis Abeba), and Michael Owiso (Maseno University), moderated by Jana Kuhnt (DIE)

This plenary is organized in cooperation with the Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig) and the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

16.15-17.00 Moderated Discussions With the Speakers from Plenary II
17.00-18.00

TBD

18.00-18.15 Goodbye (Sarah Langlotz)