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During the international and interdiciplinary workshop Climate, Environment and Food connections at Uppsala University 19-21 September, Paola Vesco gave one of the public keynote lectures. Her topic covered Climate, conflict, […]
Interested in an R package that allows you to model and draw inferences from extreme value inflated count data? Check out evinf by VIEWS member David Randahl.
On September 15, 2023, Stefan Döring had the opportunity to join Uppsala University’s ‘Researching Peace’ podcast, where he provided valuable insights into his work at the intersection of water and […]
Title: Spatial patterns of communal violence in sub-Saharan Africa Authors: Stefan Döring and Katariina Mustasilta Year: 2023 Publisher: Journal of Peace Research Abstract: Communal violence is a major source of insecurity […]
Title: Drought exposure decreases altruism with salient group identities as key moderator Authors: Stefan Döring and Jonathan Hall Year: 2023 Publisher: Nature Climate Change Abstract: Previous research on climate change impact […]
Stefan Döring was elected on a four-year mandate as an associated researcher with the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) International Research Working Groups. FBA is the Swedish government agency for peace, […]
Between August 31 and September 3 the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition will be held in Los Angeles, California. Several members from the VIEWS team will present […]
Researcher Stefan Döring participated in a seminar during the Almedal Week in Visby. The panel discussed the challenges and likely risk factors that the region is facing as a result […]
As a Lead Machine Learning Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the deployment of our new pipeline. Collaborating closely with our team of data scientists and researchers, you will contribute to the development and implementation of the infrastructure. Additionally, you will work with, and potentially manage, external consultants during the initial phase of the project. Once the pipeline is successfully deployed, you will be responsible for the maintenance, monitoring, and deployment of new data sources and models developed by our research team.
This week the Blue Planet announced the laureates of the 32nd Blue Planet Prize and we are excited to congratulate our Societies at Risk colleague Professor Debarati Guha-Sapir as one […]
VIEWS has been awarded USD 700 000 from the Complex Risk Analytics Fund (CRAF’d) to study and forecast the impact of armed conflict and climate shocks on humanitarian needs through […]
We are looking for 1-2 Research Assistant(s) to join the team within Societies at Risk at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. The position(s) are full-time, […]
On 26-27 April, VIEWS Director Håvard Hegre co-led a workshop titled DemIndex for the Stability and Change project. The workshop was funded and hosted by the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) and focused on […]
During the German Data Science Days on 9-10 March, VIEWS Director Håvard Hegre presented ‘Building and Improving VIEWS,’ a talk that introduced the VIEWS system to a diverse group of […]
On 28-29 March, VIEWS Director Håvard Hegre co-led a workshop titled ChangeTrend for the Stability and Change project. The workshop was funded and hosted by the Centre for Advanced Study […]
Several members of the VIEWS core team are traveling to the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Montréal. Please join us for interesting discussions! WC49: Wednesday 1:45 PM – 3:30 […]
During the early days of March, project members and collaborators with the ANTICIPATE project gathered at PRIO in Oslo to discuss progress, challenges, and possibilities in anticipating the impact of […]
On 22 February, the Director of VIEWS, Håvard Hegre, co-led a workshop titled “Counting the Uncounted” for the Stability and Change project. The workshop was funded and hosted by the […]
The latest member of the VIEWS team, Simon Polichinel von der Maase’s research spans the field of conflict studies, data science, and machine learning. He works on conflict forecasting with […]
The Expert Group for Aid Studies have published a Development Dissertation Brief (DDB) on the role of water resources for cooperation and conflict among non-state actors by Societies at Risk […]
On 6-7 December, VIEWS Director Håvard Hegre co-led a workshop for the Stability and Change project on “Prediction with Uncertainty.” The workshop was funded by the Centre for Advance Study […]
On 1 December 2022, VIEWS launches its newest project “ANTICIPATE: Anticipating the Impact of Armed Conflict on Human Development”. ANTICIPATE is a multi-disciplinary project brings together scholars from economics, epidemiology, […]
On 6-7 December VIEWS director Håvard Hegre and Prof. Nils Lid Hjort, will host an invitation-only workshop for the Stability and Change project on “Prediction with Uncertainty” at the Peace […]
On 23 – 24 November, Ph.D. Candidate Maxine Leis attended the HiCN (Households in Conflict Network) annual workshop hosted by Warwick University. The seminar’s theme was individual-level consequences of exposure to violent […]
On Monday, 28 November, VIEWS Director Håvard Hegre was invited to meet with the Anticipatory Action in Conflict Practitioners Working Group. In this meeting, Håvard presented VIEWS and outlined its […]
This morning marked the launch of the synthesis report “Moving from Reaction to Action: Anticipating Vulnerability Hotspots in the Sahel” in support of the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the […]
On October 27-28, project members from the Societies at Risk work packages gathered for a workshop to present ongoing work and brainstorm new ideas. Topics covered during the two days included Data […]
Presented at the “State of the science of “political futures”: Exploring how to improve the representation and usability of socio-political factors in the SSPs” workshop at the German Institute of […]
From 19-20 October the “Stability and Change” project hosted a workshop titled “From Processes to Models” which focused on how statistical models are derived from underlying processes. The workshop was […]
On 13 October 2022, more than 30 representatives from a wide range of IGO agencies, NGOs, government ministries, and other organisations working across the triple nexus of humanitarian aid, peace-building […]
We are thrilled to announce the release of a new prediction model: the ‘fatalities’ model! The model moves from predicting dichotomous conflict/no conflict outcomes to also predicting the number of […]
Håvard Hegre has been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant of EUR 2.5 million for the project ANTICIPATE – Anticipating the impact of armed conflict on human development. This is Hegre’s second ERC […]
We are pleased to invite you to the launch of a new six-year research project at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University: ‘Societies at Risk: the Impact […]
Publication from the ViEWS-ESCWA collaboration.  Title: Understanding the potential linkages between climate change and conflict in the Arab region Authors: Ole Magnus Theisen, Håvard Hegre, Halvard Buhaug, Stefan Döring, Remco […]
Title: Societies at Risk: Anticipating the Impact of Armed Conflict Time and date: 9 March 2022, 19:00-20:00 CET Speakers:  Håvard Hegre, Dag Hammarskjöld Professor in Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala […]
Save the date! On 20 May 2022, we invite you to join us for the launch of our new research project “Societies at Risk – Anticipating the Impact of Human […]
The results of the latest European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept grant competition have now been released, and we are thrilled to announce that ViEWS has been selected for the […]
Report from ViEWS and the Sahel Predictive Analytics Project, in support of the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS). Title: Forecasting armed conflict in the Sahel: Forecasts for […]