News & Events

Strategies for Peace

October 26, 2016

OEF Research Chairs “Strategies for Peace” Discussion

Business & Governance

OEF Research Director Conor Seyle chaired a discussion about the role of the private sector in preventing and stopping mass atrocities as a part of the Stanley Foundation’s annual “Strategies for Peace” conference.

October 18, 2016

Women Demand Inclusion in Peace and Security Efforts

Political Conflict

BROOMFIELD, Colorado—According to a recent report from OEF Research and Inclusive Security, women are pressuring governments around the world to include them more in building and maintaining peace in their countries.

Former Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

October 14, 2016

What is a Coup d’État?

Political Forecasting, CoupCast, Good Governance, Political Conflict

For every successful or attempted coup d'état there are dozens if not hundreds of events that are described as such.

President Jacob Zuma with Congolese President Joseph Kabila at the People’s Palace in Kinshasa. (Photo: GCIS)

September 30, 2016

Discussing Political Inclusion in the DRC

Good Governance, Political Conflict

In an article for Political Violence @ a Glance, OEF Researcher Jay Benson discusses how delays in scheduling planned elections in the DRC have recently led to incidents of violence. While President Joseph Kabila's government has often met political opposition with violent repression, it... more

Data forecasting political instability

September 29, 2016

Using Data to Predict Political Instability

Political Forecasting, CoupCast, Good Governance

OEF Research Associate Curtis Bell will participate in this year’s meeting of the Peace Science Society at the University of Notre Dame, where he will lead roundtable sessions on predicting future political instability using forecast modeling. OEF Research hopes to learn from these sessions how forecasting models can best inform and... more

Syrian schoolchildren

July 16, 2016

OEF Fellow Takes the Long View on NPR

Political Conflict

Taking the Long View, is the World Getting More or Less Violent? NPR asked this question of OEF Fellow Andrew Mack, who analyzes trends in global violence for the Human Security Report Project.

Glass Ceilings Broken by Clinton and Merkel

June 23, 2016

What Happens After Glass Ceilings Shatter?

Good Governance

If Hillary Clinton shatters that highest, hardest glass ceiling, what does that mean for women's representation in legislature? Research Associate Curtis Bell found that when a woman becomes a country's chief executive, the country starts electing more women to legislature.

Syrian Refugees

December 22, 2015

The True Impact of War on Development

Political Conflict

To determine the true impact of war on sustainable development, we need data. Even limited amounts of good data have provided surprisingly useful policy insights. But many governments are reluctant to report on violent conflict within their countries.

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