Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies (CSS), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Florian Roth's work focuses on political, organizational and social aspects of natural and man-made disasters. His research analyzes different strategies to reduce vulnerabilities and build societal resilience, including the use of digital information and communication technologies for more effective risk communication and innovative processes for institutional learning.

Florian studied Political Science, History, Arts and Media at the University of Konstanz and at Stockholm University. He received his MA and his Ph.D. from the University of Konstanz.

Before joining the CSS, Florian worked as a Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz and as an Associated Researcher at the university's Center of Excellence.

Selected publications:

Roth, Florian; Prior, Tim; Maduz, Linda; Scafetti, Flavia (2017) 'Mapping Social Vulnerability in Switzerland', Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zürich.

Prior, Tim; Roth, Florian; Maduz, Linda (2017) 'Preventing and Managing Large-Scale Disasters in Swiss Cities', Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zürich.

Prior, Tim; Roth, Florian (2016) 'Learning from Disaster Events and Exercises in Civil Protection Organizations', Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich.

Roth, Florian; Herzog, Michel (2016) 'Strategische Krisenfrüherkennung: Instrumente, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen', Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, 4: 201-211.

Prior, Tim; Roth, Florian; Herzog, Michel (2015) 'Transformations in European Natural Hazard Management: There and Back Again', in: Hendrik Hegemann; Raphael Bossong (eds.) European civil security governance: Diversity and cooperation in crisis and disaster management, Palgrave: London.

Roth, Florian; Prior, Tim (2014) 'The boundaries of building societal resilience: responsibilization and Swiss Civil defense in the Cold War', Behemoth – A Journal on Civilisation 7, 2: 103–123.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies (CSS), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Konstanz, PhD