Martijn Vlaskamp receives Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship

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EU-IANUS participant Martijn Vlaskamp has received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship from the European Commission for his research project GLONEXACO (The Global-Local Nexus of Armed Conflicts: The interlinkages between natural resource-fuelled armed conflicts and the EU’s raw materials supply).

GLONEXACO is coordinated by IBEI under the supervision of Professor Esther Barbé and will be conducted in collaboration with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. During the first two years of the project´s duration (August 2015-July 2017), Martijn will work at Yale with Professor Stathis Kalyvas and participate in the research activities of the Program on Order, Conflict and Violence. In the third year of the project, he will return to IBEI.

By merging methods of Economic Geography and Conflict Studies, GLONEXACO scrutinises the relationships between local armed conflicts and global market dynamics in the case of natural resource trade. The objective of this research project is to study this illicit trade and to suggest policy options that help curtailing the trade in so-called conflict resources, without putting in peril the supply of raw materials for Europe’s industry.

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