News & Events

Forecasting election conflict at the State Department

February 22, 2017

OEF Forecasters Present at the U.S. State Department

Political Forecasting, CoupCast

Two members of the OEF Research forecasting team, Dr. Curtis Bell and Dr. Stefan Wojcik, presented research at the United States Department of State on Wednesday Feb. 15. The talk, hosted by the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), focused on OEF Research’s efforts... more

February 10, 2017

Non-State Actors Solving the World’s Most Difficult Problems

Good Governance

From think tanks and foundations, to businesses and other civil society groups, non-state actors are seeking to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems.

French Elections

February 10, 2017

French Socialist Party’s Chances of Winning Aren’t Good

Good Governance, Political Conflict

OEFR Researcher, Stefan Wojcik and colleagues wrote a blog post for the Monkey Cage about the chances of a victory for the incumbent Socialist Party in France.

February 10, 2017

"Why Govern?" Report Launch: Why Governments Choose to Join Global Systems

Good Governance

Tsinghua University in Beijing China is hosting a launch of the report “Why Govern?” and the book of the same name edited by former OEF Research Fellow Amitav Acharya.

Newly Elected President Adama Barrow Returns to Gambia - Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

February 01, 2017

REIGN Dataset: February 2017 Updates

Political Forecasting, Good Governance, Political Conflict, REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

January had an empty election calendar and we recorded no new elections or referendums. However, we saw multiple long-running political crises resolve this month.

January 23, 2017

OEF Researchers Speak on Gender, Genocide, and Hate Crimes

Political Conflict

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Two OEF Research staff will contribute to a weeklong event in Phnom Penh on combating genocide internationally.  Dr.

Bridging the divide between research and policy

January 19, 2017

Dr. Conor Seyle to Participate in Bridging the Gap Workshop

Political Conflict

The director of OEF Research, will participate in a Bridging the Gap workshop in Washington, D.C. on January 23 in support of the goal of improving the impact of empirical research on public policy.

Why Women Losing Elections

January 06, 2017

The Data Behind the Decline in Female Heads of Government

Political Forecasting, Good Governance, REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

Data collected from OEF’s REIGN dataset shows a sharp decline in female heads of government since 2014.