Dr Nils Metternich

Lecturer in International Relations at University College London (UCL)


Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Public Policy, University College London

Dr Metternich joined the Department in 2013 and holds a PhD in political science from the University of Essex. Prior to joining UCL he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Duke University (2011-12).

Nils W. Metternich's research focuses on the strategic nature of international and civil conflicts and the prediction of their dynamics. His work explores why political actors choose to engage in fighting and conflictual behavior despite having societal more desirable alternatives like democratization, economic prosperity, and peace. Nils W. Metternich analyzes the dynamics of peace and conflict with network analytic and other quantitative methods.