Conflict & Peace, Research & Development (CPRD)

This is a scholarly community focused on political conflict and peace through the use of rigorous, evidence-based research as well as community-building related efforts around relevant themes.

The Conflict & Peace, Research & Development (C&P, R&D or CPRD) group comprises individuals and activities broadly concerned with political conflict (e.g., genocide, civil war, human rights violation, terrorism, protest, torture, domestic spying and everyday resistance) and peace (e.g., community building, inter-group relations and negotiation). The range of topics is purposefully conceived in as encompassing a manner as possible.


Student Organizers: Roya Talibova, Thiha Zaw, and Hojung Joo.
Directors: Christian Davenport and Yuri Zhukov

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Location: ISR, Room 1450

Time: Fridays, 1:30 - 3:00pm


Past Workshops

Power Concedes Nothing: Concessions, Time Inconsistency and Protest Coordination in Autocracy

Sasha de Vogel
February 1, 2019

Cooperation Failure or Informal Cooperation? Explaining Low Levels of Formal Cooperation between Absolute Monarchies

Barbara Koremenos and Melissa Carlson
February 15, 2019

From Mass Repression to Mass Warfare: The Great Terror and Soviet Military Performance in WWII

Arturas Rozenas, Roya Talibova, Yuri Zhukov
March 1, 2019

Israel-Palestine dataset empirics

Carly Wayne
March 15, 2019

Jus Ad Bellum and US Foreign Policy Since 9/11: An Empirical Account

Ian Fishback
March 22, 2019

UN peacekeeping survey paper in DRC

Tom O'Mealia
April 12, 2019

Eager Hearts and Indoctrinated Minds

Jessica Sun, Todd Lehmann, Scott Tyson
April 19, 2019