Dr Charles Martin-Shields is a Research Affiliate at ISDC. He is currently a researcher at the German Institute for Development Policy/Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in Bonn, Germany where he does research on development policy and migration. His research areas include international development, peace and conflict processes, and the politics of digital technology.
Martin-Shields was a Visiting Scholar at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution during the 2015-16 academic year. During his doctoral studies he was a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow, advising the Samoan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on disaster response and crisis prevention policy. Outside academia he has consulted for the World Bank, and worked with TechChange Inc and the U.S. Institute of Peace on peacebuilding, training and technology programs.
He earned his doctorate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in August 2016, and holds a MA and BA from American University in Washington, D.C.