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Brandt School students present research at ECPR General Conference

Students from Dr. habil. Patrick A. Mello’s project group “The Politics of UN Sanctions” participated in a well attended academic panel at the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) on August 24th, 2020.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event – originally scheduled to take place in Innsbruck, Austria – was organized entirely as an online conference (a summary is provided at the ECPR Website).

Apart from other contributions, the panel included two papers from Brandt School students. Neha Singh presented on “The Relationship between the Effectiveness of UN Targeted Sanctions and the Power of Targeted States” (a paper co-authored with Nada Ibrahim and Yuki Mukai). Tornike Kikishvili presented on “Targeted Sanctions: A Tool to Protect Human Rights? An Analysis of African Union, European Union, and United Nations Sanctions in Human Rights Violation Cases” (work co-authored with Afful Fosu, Patricia Loggetto, and Diana Khasanova). Katharina Meissner (University of Vienna) served as discussant and Patrick A. Mello chaired the panel.

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