Measuring and Predicting Political Violence Conference

Hosted by Prof. Daniel W. Hill, Jr.

May 1-2, 2020

Georgia Center for Continuing Education

Department of Political Science
School of Public and International Affairs
University of Georgia
Georgia Center for Continuing Education

This conference is made possible by a State-of-the-Art Conference award from the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and by support from the School of Public and International Affairs, the Center for International Trade and Security, and the Center for the Study of Global Issues.

About the Conference

This conference brings together scholars, individuals who work in the private sector, and employees of non-profit organizations from around the country and from abroad. Its purpose is to share, discuss, and collaborate on research related to the quantitative measurement and prediction/forecasting of political violence, broadly defined, with a special emphasis on how to communicate this research to the public and policymakers. There is significant interest among the public and policymakers in developing quantitative indicators of various forms of political violence including armed conflict, terrorism, and state violence that transgresses international human rights law. There is also great interest, especially in policy circles, in using statistical models to assess the risk of violent conflict. Despite this, formal approaches to measurement and prediction are still rare in research on political violence. This limits the usefulness of research for informing the public and policymakers about the relative prevalence of, and potential for, political violence around the world. Further, the quantitative human rights research community and the conflict forecasting community have grown and developed independently, though they are focused on similar problems and use similar research strategies. The conference therefore presents an exciting opportunity for these two communities to identify common interests and opportunities for collaborative research.


Benjamin Bagozzi, University of Delaware
Ryan Bakker, University of Essex
Andreas Beger, Predictive Heuristics
Sam R. Bell, Kansas State University
Michael Colaresi, University of Pittsburgh
Cassy Dorff, Vanderbilt University
Kristine Eck, Uppsala University
Scott Edwards, Amnesty International
Christopher Fariss, University of Michigan
Jillian Haglund, University of Kentucky
Jaqueline H.R. DeMeritt, University of North Texas
Sabrina Karim, Cornell University
Cyanne Loyle, Penn State University
Yonatan Lupu, George Washington University
Shahryar Minhas, Michigan State University
Sara Polo, University of Essex
Marius Radean, University of Essex
Grace Scarborough, Leidos Inc.
Philip A. Schrodt, Parus Analytics
Michael D. Ward, Duke University and Predictive Heuristics
Ryan Welch, University of Tampa
Jay Yonamine, Google

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