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Ulrich Eberle

Fellow, Future of Conflict

Crisis Group Role

As a Future of Conflict Fellow and member of the climate change and conflict work stream, Ulrich Eberle integrates quantitative analysis and spatial data to assess climate related security risks across Crisis Group’s regions. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.

Professional Background

Ulrich was previously based at the London School of Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Lausanne, where he studied resource-related dimensions of conflicts. Current research projects include the causal analysis of the farmer-herder conflict in the Sahel and a global assessment of violence associated with dams. Further information on his research can be found here.

Areas of Expertise

  • Quantitative analysis
  • Climate security
  •  Infrastructure and trans-boundary water disputes
  •  Resource scarcity
  • Ethnic tensions


  • English
  • German

Latest Updates

Q&A / Global

Getting Conflict into the Global Climate Conversation

World leaders are meeting in Glasgow to talk about what to do to ameliorate the mounting climate crisis. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Ulrich Eberle and Andrew Ciacci explain why these discussions cannot neglect questions of war and peace.

Can the UN Security Council Agree on a Climate Security Resolution?

UN Security Council members are negotiating over a draft resolution on climate security, which, if it passes, will be the first of its kind. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Ashish Pradhan, Ulrich Eberle and Richard Gowan explain what is at stake in the talks.

The Climate Factor in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Violence

Africa is especially vulnerable to climate change, as millions are already experiencing record heat, extreme precipitation and rising sea levels. Increasingly, the security implications of changing weather patterns are visible in deadly land resource disputes between farmers and herders across the continent – including in the continent’s most populous country, Nigeria.