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Interdisciplinarity and Global Research at the Institute's PhD Project Lab

On April 28, 2023, the Institute for European Global Studies hosted this semester's PhD Project Lab which enabled doctoral students of the Institute and guests to present and discuss their ongoing research projects. The junior scholars benefited from comments and insights provided by an interdisciplinary audience of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers as well as international guest researchers.

Sagar Naidu presented his project on "China's Dispute Behavior with India" and argued that the history of the Sino-Indian border dispute in the 1960s is key to understanding China's current behavior in inter-state conflicts, particularly in relation to Tibetan internal stability. Thunushiyah Korn presented her project "Development, Corporation, and Conflict – A Global History of Rwanda's Path to Genocide" which discussed the interplay of Swiss development aid, the financial ambitions of international organizations, and international reactions to the genocide in Rwanda in the early 1990s from a global historical perspective. Korn argued that the activities of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Rwanda, including the Structural Adjustment Credit Agreement, provide an analytical lens to understand the implications of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. Finally, Lena Voigtländer, a visiting Ph.D. student from Bonn University, presented a chapter from her PhD project titled "Strangers Whose Faces I Know – Photography and Postmemory in El Salvador," in which she discussed her methodological fieldwork trips to El Salvador and the underlying anthropological concepts that guided her research on the memory of violence, repression, and death during the Salvadoran Civil War.

Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, professors of the research areas Global History of Europe, European Global Knowledge Production, and European Law, as well as international guest researchers and associated researchers, participated in this event.

The event was organized by Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch and Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber, the leaders of the research areas Global History of Europe and European Global Knowledge Production.