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Inequalities and Redistribution in Central and Eastern Europe

12th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe 2020.
Call for papers
Submission deadline: April 1, 2020.
Dates: July 6–8, 2020
Location: Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing on Lake Starnberg near Munich

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Dr. Cindy Wittke

Leader of a Junior Research Group "Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts"



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Cindy Wittke became leader of the research group “Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts” at the Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg in June 2017. From 2014-2017 she was a senior researcher and lecturer with the Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University of Konstanz. Additionally, she is an external programme associate of the Peace Agreement Access Tool (PA-X) Database of the Political Settlement Research Programme, University of Edinburgh. Cindy Wittke earned a Magistra Artium (M.A.) in East European Studies (2007) and a Ph.D. in Law (summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Law of the Freie Universität Berlin (2014). Her research is situated at the intersection of international law and politics. It addresses questions about law making in post-conflict settings, the negotiation and implementation of internationalised peace agreements between state and non-state parties, and processes of constitution making in conflict-ridden contexts. Cindy Wittke’s work is based on her interdisciplinary background as well as on her previous affiliation with several interdisciplinary research centres. These include Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood at the Freie Universität Berlin (2006-2010); the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in Cambridge (2009, 2010); and the Centres for Law, Society & Culture, and for Constitutional Democracy at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law (2013-2014). She published with the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (now Cambridge International Law Journal) and the Heidelberg Journal of International Law. Her first monograph “Law in the Twilight: International Courts and Tribunals, the Security Council, and the Internationalisation of Peace Agreements between State and Non-State Parties” is currently in publication. 

Within the research group “Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts”, Cindy Wittke is focussing on her second book project with the working title “‘Test the West’ – (Frozen) Conflicts and Contested Sovereignties in the Post-Soviet Space”.