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Fabien Cottier

Dr. Fabien Cottier

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Fabien Cottier is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Geneva and a visiting scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University (2019-2020). In his Ph.D. dissertation, he has investigated the links between environmental change, migration and violence. In addition, he has also carried out research on conflict- and disaster-induced displacement.  Fabien is currently researching the determinants of nativist violence in Ivory Coast, together with local researchers at the University Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan. He has spent six months in the Horn of Africa working with the UNHCR Protection Unit in Djibouti in 2010. Fabien holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Geneva (2018) and a Master in Comparative and International Studies from the ETH Zürich (2012).


Domaines de recherche

Politique comparée

Relations internationales



Conflict, Migration, Environmental Change, State Formation, Democratization



"Ethnic Power Relations and Conflict in Fragiles States"

"Forced migration, Environmental Risk and Conflict"