Research Topics / Key Expertise
Politics of intervention
Spaces of violence (e.g. ethnoscapes, ungoverned spaces, frontiers)
Development, humanitarian aid and conflict
Ethnicity and ethnic conflicts
Jihadi movements (e.g. Taliban)
Countries Of Expertise
Conrad Schetter studied geography, history, education, Persian and Indonesian at the University of Bonn. From 1999 to 2013, he worked at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn, where he most held the position of Acting Director. Since 2013, Conrad Schetter has been the Director of the Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies. He started his academic career with studies on the impact of ethnicity on violent conflicts. Then, his research focused on themes such as politics of interventions, spaces of violence (e.g. ungoverned spaces, frontiers), development, humanitarian aid and conflict, Jihadi movements (e.g. Taliban) and forced migration. Conrad Schetter has given advice to German ministries as well as to GOs and NGOs. Among others he is member of the presidency of Welthungerhilfe and of the Board of Trustees of IDOS as well as member of the Advisory Boards of DSF and SEF.
Die SDGs in Bürgerkriegsgesellschaften: Zur Umsetzung globaler Entwicklungsvorstellungen in Afghanistan
Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden/Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden , Duisburg/Bonn (2018)Open
The peripheralization of the center: “Warlordism” in Afghanistan. In Middle East Institute (ed.). Afghanistan 1979–2009. In the Grip of Conflict. Viewpoints. Speacial Edition (pp. 118‑121).
The Middle East Institute , Washington DC. (2009)Open