CAS LMU - Stephan Huber, Shining, 2014 (Art at CAS, Summer 2022)

Policies for the Prevention of Conflict

The multitude of intra- and international violent conflicts of the present and recent past give rise to increasing concerns about political risks and international stability.

The multitude of intra- and international violent conflicts of the present and recent past give rise to increasing concerns about political risks and international stability. Growing pressure due to military threats and economic disruptions, triggered by ethnic tensions, fierce international resource and trade competition, the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic, and the increasingly noticeable effects of climate change, is progressively erupting in violent conflicts. Even in many hitherto stable democracies, for example in Europe or the USA, social tensions are growing and trust in the authority of the state and the law as the preferred instrument for conflict resolution and reconciliation of interests is dwindling.

The Research Focus Group based at CAS uses and develops advanced methods of statistics, computer science, natural language processing, artificial intelligence and remote sensing to support effective policies for conflict prevention, conflict resolution and sustainable development. The objective is to establish an applied Computational Conflict Research Centre for the development of policy solutions.

Spokespersons

Prof. Dr. Paul W. Thurner

LMU Munich

Spokesperson of the CAS Research Focus “Prevention of Conflictˮ

Political Sciences

Prof. Dr. Uwe Sunde

LMU Munich

Spokesperson of the CAS Research Focus “Prevention of Conflictˮ, Blog Author

Population Economics

Working Group

  • Prof. Dr. Göran Kauermann (Applied Statistics in Social Sciences, Economics and Business, LMU)
  • Prof. Dr. Karsten Donnay (Zurich)
  • Prof. Dr. Dominic Rohner (Lausanne)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Spilker (Konstanz)
  • Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu (Data Science in Earth Observation, TUM, DLR)

Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Timm Betz (Hochschule für Politik München an der Technischen Universität München, TUM)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuerriegel (AI in Management, LMU)
  • Prof. Dr. Lisandra Flach (ifo, Center for International Economics)
  • Dr. Anna Kruspe (Data Science in Earth Observation, TUM)
  • Dr. Marius Mehrl (Leeds University)
  • Prof. Dr. Katrin Paula (Global Security and Technology, TUM)
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Plank (Center for Information and Language Processing, LMU)
  • Prof. Dr. Niklas Potrafke (ifo, Center for Public Finance and Political Economy)

Visiting Fellows

Prof. Håvard Hegre, Ph.D.

Uppsala University, Peace Research Institute Oslo

Peace and Conflict Research

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Spilker

University of Konstanz

Political Science

Prof. Dr. Nils B. Weidmann

University of Konstanz

Political Sciences

Events

Further events

  • Workshop "Computational Conflict Research: Charting the Paths Ahead" (Summer Semester 2022)
  • Workshop "New Pathways of Conflict Research" (Winter Semester 2022)
  • Vortragsreihe "Prevention of Conflict" (Winter Semester 2022/23)
  • Panel auf den German Data Science Days 2023 (Winter Semester 2022/23)
  • Online-Vortrag von Dr. Lucie Béraud-Sudreau, Dr. Nan Tian and Dr. Siemon T. Wezeman (SIPRI) – How Can We Monitor the Global Armament? Analyzing Data on Arms Transfers, Military Spending and Arms Industry (Summer Semester 2023)

Stephan Huber "Shining"

Stephan Huber's artwork “Shining” was at the center of his 2022 CAS exhibition. It depicts Huber’s bright yellow childhood home in a gray-white ice landscape.

CAS LMU - Stephan Huber, Shining, 2014 (Art at CAS, Summer 2022)
© Stephan Huber

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