Talks and presentations

International Crisis Behavior Event Data

March 27, 2019

Talk, International Studies Association annual conferencce, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A first look at the International Crisis Behavior event data. This presentation motivates the project, describes the data collection and cleaning, and provides summary statistics, visualizations, and relations with other ICB characteristics.

Economics and Peacebuilding

February 28, 2017

Talk, George Washington University, Washington, DC

How are economics and conflict connected broadly? How about in terms of unemployment and violence? What’s the evidence?

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Peace for Keeps

October 26, 2015

Talk, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

From my dissertation, on how UN Peacekeeping Operations affect civil war outcomes. I argue that UNPKOs benefit host governments, and that this is largely due to a selection effect as host governments select into beneficial UNPKOs. I examine the importance of government consent in UNPKO deployment, the relationship between UNPKO presence and government tenure, and the mechanisms through which a government may benefit from a UNPKO.

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