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. 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 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.
- Prof. Dr. Paul W. Thurner (Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science, LMU)
- Prof. Dr. Uwe Sunde (Chair for Population Economics, LMU)
- Cornelius Fritz (Applied Statistics in Social Sciences, Economics and Business, LMU)
- Prof. Dr. Göran Kauermann (Chair of Applied Statistics in Social Sciences, Economics and Business, LMU)
- Marius Mehrl, Ph.D. (Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science, LMU)
- Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu (Data Science in Earth Observation, TUM, DLR)
- Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuerriegel (Institute of AI in Management, LMU)
- Prof. Dr. Lisandra Flach (ifo, Center for International Economics)
- Dr. Anna Kruspe (Data Science in Earth Observation, TUM)
- 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)
- Prof. Dr. Timm Betz (International Political Economy, TUM School of Governance)