My quest for a Sabbath hangout has been profitable (did I point out rejection is inherent on this enterprise?). The Humboldt Basis will fund six months of my keep on the Hertie College in Berlin – three months in 2024 and three months in 2025. The Hertie College is a graduate program for worldwide affairs and really sturdy in worldwide safety. What am I alleged to do there?
First, I wish to pursue the subsequent massive venture: understanding the completely different roles protection businesses play in democracies. I’ve already been to South Korea fairly lately. The subsequent step will now be Germany. Clearly, being in Berlin will facilitate the German case, as I’ll have a number of time to interview folks of their protection minister, of their armed forces, journalists and consultants.
Second, the venture includes case research in different European nations. So I will journey to another elements of Europe to do among the work for this venture. Which of them? Unsure but.
Third, I wish to interact with Hertie’s life in order that I can study what college students and profs in Europe take into consideration a variety of worldwide safety points. Marina Henke, one of many sharpest students in alliance politics and worldwide safety, is my host, so I hope to study quite a bit from her about how folks take into consideration NATO, Ukraine-Russia and different matters.
Fourth, I hope to get some probabilities to go to completely different analysis facilities and speak about my work and once more get completely different views. I will probably be an affordable date for 2 winters – that it’ll not be troublesome to get me anyplace from the UK to Jap Europe in comparison with the price of flying me throughout the Atlantic. It is a trace.
Fifth, deep into my profession, I want a breath of contemporary air, a change of tempo, a little bit of a jolt. Sabbaticals are good for that, however sabbaticals away from dwelling are higher for that.
Oh, and possibly there will probably be a while for tourism and snowboarding.
So there would be the problems of getting a visa and discovering an residence, however general it is time for this senior researcher to do a cheerful dance: