Peter Horne Zartsdahl is a PhD Candidate at Roskilde University, where his research focuses on the comparative study of civil-military synergies in EU’s missions on the Balkans and Horn of Africa. He holds a Masters Degree in African Studies from University of Copenhagen and is a former military graduate from the Royal Danish Defence College. He is joining the CIVCAP project from a position as Civil-military Coordination Officer for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), where he is stationed until May 2015. For his Masters degree, Peter did extensive fieldwork researching institutional and developmental imperatives in NGO efficiency and location choices in DR Congo, South Sudan and Uganda.
European and international responses to conflict early response
EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Western Balkans and Horn of Africa
Local capacity-building strategies
Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices
Dissemination and communication
Staff members at RUC have formed an interdisciplinary research group with expertise in international development, international relations and peace studies, among others.