Senior Research Fellow
- Climate Change and Conflict
Dr. Volker Boege is Toda Peace Institute's Senior Research Fellow for Climate Change and Conflict. Dr. Boege has worked extensively in the areas of peacebuilding and resilience in the Pacific region. He is also the Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute, Australia; Honorary Research Fellow, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland; Research Associate, Bonn International Centre for Conversion; Research Associate, Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg-Essen; Research Associate, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg. Dr. Boege's recent project "Disentangling International and Local Understandings in Peacebuilding: Insights from the 'Laboratory' of Bougainville'" has focused on themes including post-conflict peacebuilding, hybrid political orders and state formation, non-Western approaches to conflict transformation, environmental degradation and conflict with a regional focus on Oceania. In the past he has been, among other things, Research Fellow at the Unit for the Study of Wars, Armaments and Development of the University of Hamburg where he conducted research projects on environment and conflicts (in the framework of the international Environment and Conflicts Project (ENCOP)), conflicts in the South Pacific, and European security policies. He has also been a Research Officer with the parliamentary group of the Green Party in the German Parliament (Bundestag) in Bonn as a peace and security policy advisor.
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Hamburg, Germany.