“Populist, Reformer or Hardliner?” – Short article on Philippine President Duterte

I have written a short four-page piece on the Philippines’ new president Rodrigo Duterte for WeltTrends, a Potsdam-based monthly magazine on international politics. I keenly observed the Philippines’ presidential campaign (mostly via my Philippine Facebook friends) and early on, Rodrigo Duterte’s platform caught my interest. How he likened himself to “democratic autocrats” like Russia’s Vladmir Putin or …    read more »

Blogging about Big Data in government for the Swiss Society for Administrative Sciences

I wrote a blog post for the Swiss Society for Administrative Sciences (SGVW), titled “Big Data in Administration: Opportunity with Pitfalls”, which provides a cursory overview of Big Data in government. For the most part, the article points out different existing applications for Big Data in the public sector and provides examples for each. I also …    read more »

Potsdam local newspaper prints short piece about my PhD project

After my interview for the Potsdam university magazine, the journalist asked me whether I wanted to write a short piece for the Märkische Allgemeine (MAZ), a local newspaper for the Potsdam region. The format called “My Project” appears regularly in the MAZ science pages. It entails only 1700 characters, has to be written from a first-person …    read more »