News & Events

July 28, 2017

Daniel Brian Krupp, OEF Research Fellow argues that morality isn't a compass but, more of a subconscious calculator.

Political Conflict

Daniel Brian Krupp, OEF Research Fellow and PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior argues that morality isn't a compass but, more of a subconscious calculator in The Conversation.

July 13, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: July 2017 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

The REIGN Dataset (Rulers, Elections, and Irregular Governance) covers political conditions in every country each and every month. We update the dataset monthly to reflect the most recent political events, such as coups, world elections, and changes in political leadership. We provide monthly election coverage and track leadership changes in a series... more

Fragile States

June 30, 2017

How Business Contributes to Stability in Fragile States: Panel Discussion

Business & Governance

The panel discussion focused on the role of businesses in fragile states and recommendations to governments and international development agencies in strengthening the institution of business amid fragility.

Michael Hancock at US Global Leadership Coalition

June 25, 2017

Cities Like Denver Taking on Global Politics

Good Governance

Cities across the country are joining a pledge to reduce carbon emissions with the Paris Agreement. This is a radical departure from how international treaties have been designed and implemented.

Hassan Rouhani

June 06, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: June 2017 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

June will decide even more leadership transitions: seven elections are scheduled to occur over the next month around the world.

Traumatic Events

June 01, 2017

OEF Research's Director Conor Seyle Presents on Supporting Resilience After Conflict or Disaster

Good Governance, Political Conflict

Conor Seyle presented a talk on “Public health approaches to mass traumatic events” to an audience of Ukrainian government emergency response workers, members of the military, and psychologists.

May 17, 2017

DRC at Greatest Risk In Years

African Security, Political Conflict

Previously isolated local conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo are appearing in new regions of the country. This is particularly dangerous in the context of the country’s ongoing political crisis, creating the potential for local conflicts to take on national level narratives and scope. What can local actors and the international community do to mitigate the risk of escalating... more

May 08, 2017

CalCon 2017 Explores Technology as a Tool to Encourage Peacebuilding

SAN DIEGO— May 8, 2017 - The University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies (Kroc School) and OEF Research will co-host the California Consensus on Peace through Technology (CalCon) 2017, a marketplace for ideas which focus on using technology for peacebuilding and to prevent and reduce conflict.