16 September 2022

New Researchers join CMS

CMS will welcome three new colleagues on 1 October 2022. Dr. Neil Renic and Dr. Tobias Liebetrau will join CMS as Researchers, while Dr. Dovilė Sagatienė will join CMS as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

Dr. Neil Renic has been a Researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg since 2019, where he has taught and researched topics relating to international security, international relations, and peace and conflict analysis. His current work focuses on the changing character and regulation of armed conflict, and emerging technologies such as armed drones and autonomous weapons. He has published several publications concerning these themes, including the 2020 OUP book: “Asymmetric Killing: Risk Avoidance, Just War, and the Warrior Ethos”.

Dr. Tobias Liebetrau is specialised in Danish, European and international political and strategic aspects of cyber security, digitization and technological development. Since 2021, Tobias has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at Sciences Po in Paris, with the project "Changing Configurations of Sovereignty and Security in a Digital Age". His 2019 PhD dissertation “EU Cybersecurity Governance: Redefining the Role of the Internal Market” contributes to our understanding of the changed conditions for conducting security policy in a digital age. His research is focused on cybersecurity, great power rivalry, technological development, and Big Tech in international politics. Tobias is also affiliated to the research project Ocean Infrastructures (OCINFRA) at the Department of Political Science. His latest publications include “Cyber conflict short of war: a European strategic vacuum”.

Dr. Dovilė Sagatienė will join the MEMOCRACY project at CMS as a Postdoctoral Researcher, where she will work together with Dr. Maria Mälksoo on the Baltic memory laws and policies of the past two decades. Dovilė Sagatienė has been an Associate Professor of the European Humanities University in Vilnius (i.e. the Belarusian University in exile) since 2019. Since 2020, she holds the position of the Vice-Dean for Research at the Law School in Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania. Her 2013 PhD dissertation on the Soviet courts of general jurisdiction in occupied Lithuania focused on the Soviet judiciary problems. Dovilé’s latest Postdoc as a Fulbright Scholar at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University in New York (2019-2020) analysed the Soviet repressions in Lithuania through the lens of the genocide concept.