Guy Schvitz

Guy Schvitz

Guy Schvitz
Guy Schvitz
ETH Zurich
International Conflict Research
IFW D 49.1
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
e-mail: guy.schvitz (AT)

Guy Schvitz is a postdoctoral researcher in the International Conflict Research Group. He obtained his PhD from ETH in 2019 and holds a Master of Arts in Comparative and International Studies (2015) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Modern History (2011). His main research interests include border change and territorial conflict, focusing specifically on the causes of border changes and their impact on regional stability. As part of his research efforts, he has led the creation of two new GIS datasets: one on the changes of international borders since 1886 and another one on territories claimed by separatist movements since 1946. At the ICR, he is also part of NASTAC, a research project funded by the European Research Council that aims to investigate the interplay between state formation and nationalism.


Schvitz, Guy. 2020. “Defining The Outlines: Border Drawing and Border Durability.” Working Paper.
Cederman, Lars-Erik, Seraina Rüegger, and Guy Schvitz. 2019. “Redemption through Rebellion: Border Change, Lost Unity and Nationalist Conflict.” Under Review.
Schvitz, Guy, Seraina Rüegger, Luc Girardin, Lars-Erik Cederman, Nils Weidmann, and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch. 2019. “Mapping The International System, 1886-2017: The Cshapes 2.0 Dataset.” Working Paper.


ETH Zurich, 2016
Konfliktforschung I: Kriegsursachen im historischen Kontext

ETH Zurich, 2020
Political Order and Conflict