During his time as a research associate at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Christoph König was responsible for the development of project proposals for funding applications. He studied political sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin, and worked as an intern at the Center for Strategic Studies of the University of Jordan in Amman and the regional office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His general research interests are theoretical and empirical debates in international peace and conflict studies, and inner-state conflicts and non-state violent actors and actresses in particular. At the center, he is primarily concerned with the dynamics of protest and repression in the context of authoritarian regime structures as well as practices of nonviolent protest and the transformation of authoritarian rule. Additionally, in former projects he worked on environmental and geostrategic issues in the MENA.
05-08/2011 Participation in GESIS seminar on research methodology (database management and descriptive statistics) at the Center for Historical Social Research (ZHSF) in Cologne
09/2010-05/2011 Free-lance employments at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics and the Research Unit Peace and Conflict Studies
06/2010 Diploma in Political Sciences (equivalent to M.A.), Title of diploma thesis: ‘Ideology and Conflict Behavior of Rebel Groups’
08/2008-09/2008 Internship at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, project: ‘Regional Security Cooperation in Latin America’
12/2007-03/2008 Internship at the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS), University of Jordan
05-08/2007 Internship at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Go-EuroMed project, WP 10: Geopolitics in the MENA
10/2004-06/2010 Studies in political sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin
Zweiri, Mahjoob/König, Christoph 2008:Are Shias rising in the western part of theArab world? The case of Morocco, in: The Journal for North African Studies 13: 4, 513-529.
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