Peace Science Society Workshop:
Advancing Measurement in the Study of Conflict and Political Violence
Thursday, November 8, 2018
University of Texas at Austin


Organizers: Johannes Karreth, Elizabeth Menninga, Rob Williams

Preliminary schedule

This schedule refers to clusters of projects; please find cluster assignments at the end of this document. All times are tentative pending further confirmation from the conference hosts about breakfast and lunch logistics.

9:00 Breakfast

9:20-10:00 Brief introductions of the workshop, its goals, participants, and projects

10:00-11:30 Cluster-specific workshops

11:30-12:00 Group meeting

12:00 Lunch

1:15-1:45 Q&A with Michael Colaresi, co-editor of International Interactions.

1:45-2:30 Cluster-specific writing sessions

2:30-2:45 Coffee break

2:45-3:15 Concluding group meeting




Project clusters

Cluster 1

  • Kyosuke Kikuta: A New Geography of Civil War: A Machine Learning Approach to Measuring the Zones of Armed Conflicts
  • Juan Tellez and Howard Liu: Transportation networks and insurgent tactics
  • Rob Williams: Measuring State Capacity at the Local Level

Cluster 2

  • Megan Stewart: Dimensions of Rebel Governance
  • Daniel Hill and Sabrina Karim: The Study of Gender and Women in Cross-National Political Science Research: Rethinking Concepts and Measurement
  • K. Chad Clay: Using Expert Surveys to Measure Human Rights: An Introduction to the HRMI Civil & Political Rights Metrics
  • Amelia Hoover Green: Multiple systems estimation of civilian casualties as dependent variables: The case of El Salvador

Cluster 3

  • Eric Dunford: Switching It Up or More of the Same? Measuring Tactical Adaptation by Militant Organizations
  • Eleonora Mattiacci: Measuring Volatility in Foreign Policy
  • Bailee Donahue: Measuring economic adaptation overtime in sanctioned countries
  • Johannes Karreth: Measuring IGO engagement in conflict countries

Cluster 4