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Photo Diary: Empirical Studies of Conflict Annual Meeting

November 08, 2022
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The Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) 2022 annual meeting, which convened in Berkeley, California October 14–15, 2022, brought together political scientists, economists, and other scholars to discuss new research on political violence. The first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began, scholars from around the world shared research on policing in fragile contexts, disinformation, forced migration, climate-related conflict, domestic political violence, election violence, and unconventional tactics in the context of great power competition, including cyber warfare.

 

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IGCC affiliates Eli Berman (UC San Diego), Joe Felter (Stanford), and Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley), along with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (UChicago) and Ethan Kapstein (Princeton), open the ESOC 2022 Annual Meeting at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.
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IGCC affiliates Eli Berman (UC San Diego), Joe Felter (Stanford), and Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley), along with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (UChicago) and Ethan Kapstein (Princeton), open the ESOC 2022 Annual Meeting at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.
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IGCC affiliates Eli Berman (UC San Diego), Joe Felter (Stanford), and Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley), along with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (UChicago) and Ethan Kapstein (Princeton), open the ESOC 2022 Annual Meeting at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.
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IGCC affiliates Eli Berman (UC San Diego), Joe Felter (Stanford), and Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley), along with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (UChicago) and Ethan Kapstein (Princeton), open the ESOC 2022 Annual Meeting at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.
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Claire Adida (UC San Diego), Rana Cömpertpay (University of Luxembourg), Aidan Milliff (Stanford), and Austin L. Wright (UChicago) answer questions about their research on refugees at ESOC 2022. (Among the key Qs: Why do people leave, and can peoples' attitudes about refugees change?)
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Can research change policy? Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley) chairs a roundtable on policy engagement with panelists Claire Adida (UC San Diego), Neil Narang (IGCC research director for U.S. and Global Security Initiatives), Joe Felter (Stanford), and Jim Fearon (Stanford).
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What are the ethics of conflict research? What should be considered when planning a study? Former IGCC fellow Graeme Blair (UC Los Angeles) chairs a discussion with Dotan Haim (Florida State), Lauren Young (UC Davis), and Michael Weintraub (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia).
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Dorothy Kronick (UPenn) presents her research on how community policing effects political participation on a panel on policing with chair Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley).
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IGCC research director Eli Berman (UC San Diego) leads a panel on cyber conflict with Justine Davis (UMich), Austin Knuppe (Utah State), Danny Klinenberg (UC Santa Barbara), and discussant Connor D. Huff (Rice).
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On policing from the U.S. to Afghanistan, Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley) leads a panel with Dotan Haim (Florida State), Dorothy Kronick (UPenn), and Chris Blair (Princeton) with discussants Graeme Blair (UC Los Angeles) and Michael Weintraub (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia).
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Pierre Biscaye (UC Berkeley) discusses his research on agricultural shocks and conflict, using locust swarms as a case study.
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Lauren Young (UC Davis) and Carson Christiano (CEGA) talk on the sidelines of the ESOC 2022 annual meeting.
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Eli Berman (UC San Diego) and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (UChicago) talk on the sidelines of the ESOC 2022 annual meeting.
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Participants talk on the sidelines of the ESOC 2022 annual meeting.
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Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley) and Roya Talibova (UMich) talk on the sidelines of the ESOC 2022 annual meeting.
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Jane Esberg (UPenn), Lauren Prather (UC San Diego), and Claire Adida (UC San Diego) talk on the sidelines of the ESOC 2022 annual meeting.
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Participants, including IGCC affiliate Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley), gather to discuss policing at a lunchtime roundtable.
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Participants gather to discuss refugee integration at a lunchtime roundtable.
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Participants gather to discuss dis/misinformation at a lunchtime roundtable.
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Participants gather to discuss climate-related conflict at a lunchtime roundtable with Jamey Dumas (National Counterterrorism Center, Directorate of Intelligence).
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Mariana Carvalho (Brown University) discusses her research on the political economy of assassinations in Brazil on a panel about crime.
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Danny Klinenberg (UC Santa Barbara) is a panelist on a roundtable on innovation in data collection and engagement with Justine Davis (UMich), Jane Esberg (UPenn), and Renard Sexton (Emory).
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Michael Weintraub (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) discusses his research on commitment problems after civil war in Colombia.
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A full house at the ESOC 2022 Annual Meeting, the first in-person ESOC since 2019.
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The ESOC2022 Annual Meeting was a success; see you next year!

 

The Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) 2022 annual meeting was supported by IGCC, Princeton University, and the Center for Effective Global Action at UC Berkeley, and included presentations by IGCC and University of California faculty, including Eli Berman (UCSD), Joe Felter (Stanford), Aila Matanock (UCB), Claire Adida (UCSD), Lauren Prather (UCSD), Neil Narang (UCSB), Graeme Blair (UCLA), Lauren Young (UCD), Dorothy Kronick (UCB), Danny Klinenberg (UCSB), and Pierre Biscaye (UCB).

View the agenda.

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