Christian Bayer Tygesen

Christian Bayer Tygesen

Visiting Researcher and Anna Lindh Fellow, The Europe Center

Encina Hall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Research Interests

State-building, Civil-Military Relations, Democratization, Counterinsurgency

Bio

Christian is a PhD candidate from Copenhagen University, Department of Political Science. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Political Science from Copenhagen University in 2006 and 2010. From Feb. 2008 to Aug. 2009, Christian served at the Royal Danish Embassy in Washington D.C., USA. From 2004-2005, he chaired the Jacque Delor Community at the Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University.

Christian’s dissertation is focused on the contemporary development of Afghanistan’s civil-military relations and how this will shape the political progress of the country. He has conducted extensive field work in Afghanistan, while working in the Political Affairs section of the Royal Danish Embassy in Kabul in 2011 (Feb.-July) and 2012 (May-June).

Christian will work at The Europe Center as an Anna Lindh Fellow from Oct. 2012 to Jan. 2013. During this period, his principal aim is to complete drafts of his two main analysis chapters and submit and publish two articles on state-building and civil-military relations, and measuring progress in counterinsurgency warfare.