|January 21-22, 2016: ENCoRe Meeting, Geneva||Paul Huth (University of Maryland) and Phil Shrodt (Parus Analytics, former Penn State) acted as keynote speakers. Similar to the Bonn meeting, the last ENCoRe event provided a platform for exchange between researchers and invited practitioners including Brian McQuinn (International Committee of the Red Cross) and Simon Thacker (UK Cabinet Office). This was our last meeting as part of this COST action.|
|October 1-2, 2015: ENCoRe Meeting, Barcelona||The meeting encompassed both organizational meetings on data projects and network coordination as well as academic panels. Keynote lectures were given by Shanker Satyanath (NYU), Jacob Shapiro (Princeton), and Mathias Thoenig (HEC Lausanne).|
|April 16 – 18, 2015: ENCoRe Workshop on Inequality and Conflict, Zurich||This workshop brought together ENCoRe members and external guests to present and discuss their most recent research on the relationship between various dimensions of inequality and civil conflict. Elizabeth Wood (Yale), Carles Boix (Princeton), and Jonas Pontusson (University of Geneva) delivered keynote addresses.|
|March 25-27, 2015: Short Course on Visualization, Konstanz||Visual displays are an integral part of most social science presentations and can make or break a paper. Ever more sophisticated statistical models cry out for clear, easy-to-understand visual representations of model findings. Christopher Adoplph’s (University of Washington, Seattle) short course explored a variety of visual techniques for summarizing statistical results and efficiently representing the robustness of those results to alternative modeling assumptions. Special emphasis was placed on the practical implementation of recommended techniques in R.|
|March 5-7, 2015: ENCoRe Meeting, Bonn||Beyond our regular business meetings and academic paper presentations, the Bonn meeting included a policy component with security and development practitioners from ministries such as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and international organizations (NATO and OECD).|
|October 16-18, 2014: ENCoRe Meeting, Uppsala||The meeting encompassed both organizational meetings on data project and network coordination as well as research presentations.|
|May 13-15, 2014: ENCoRE Jerusalem workshop, Jerusalem||The Jerusalem workshop specifically focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The workshop included tours of contentious areas of Jerusalem and its surroundings, lectures by Israeli and Palestinian scholars as well as meetings with non-governmental human rights organizations that actively work on various aspects of this conflict.|
|April 24-26, 2014: ENCoRe Meeting, Istanbul||The 2014 Spring Meeting took place simultaneously with the Fifth Eurasian Peace Science Conference at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. ENCoRe participants could also attend EPSC sessions and events. For further details on the EPSC see http://conflictstudiescenter.ku.edu.tr/upcoming_conference.html.|
|December 6-7, 2013: ENCoRe Workshop, Konstanz||
Many ongoing data collection efforts in conflict research focus on individual incidents of violent or non‐violent mobilization. However, there are many conceptual and methodological challenges in doing so. This workshop brought together scholars working on event data collection, and discussed questions such as: (i) Concepts: What is an event, and how can we tell one event from another?
(2) Sources: What are the problems using media reports as information source, and how can solve them? (3) Tools: What tools are there to aid our data collection efforts, for example for geo‐referencing? (4) Docking: How can we link our event databases to higher‐level datasets, for example in the GrowUP portal?
(2) Sources: What are the problems using media reports as information source, and how can solve them? (3) Tools: What tools are there to aid our data collection efforts, for example for geo-referencing? (4) Docking: How can we link our event databases to higher‐level datasets, for example in the GrowUP portal?
|September 18-20, 2013: ENCoRe Meeting, Essex||This ENCoRe meeting was held concurrently with the annual meeting of the Conflict Research Society (CRS). The CRS conference included a number of events that were of interest to ENCoRe participants including a special session on the decline of war in the afternoon of 18 September featuring Joshua Goldstein and Steven Pinker (joint winners of the CRS 2012 book award) as well as Erika Chenoweth and Erik Gartzke.|
|April 24-26, 2013: ENCoRe Meeting, Amsterdam.||The Amsterdam meeting included presentations by EnCoRe researchers on spatial and temporal patterns of conflict, the domestic politics of conflict, the dynamics of mobilization, and new data collection projects. One panel was dedicated to bringing together practitioners and researchers and included discussants from the ICC, Human Rights Watch, and the Dialogue Advisory Group. Participants also attended a workshop on remote sensing by Frank Witmer and participated in a discussion on GIS, data, and policy.|
|September 21-22, 2012: ENCoRe Meeting, Oslo||
On September 21 and 22, the ENCoRe network assembled for its first substantive workshop at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO). A series of presentations on ongoing and recently completed data projects filled much of the fist day. Luc Girardin introduced GROWup: a database framework for collecting, coding, and integrating conflict related data that is hosted at ETH Zurich. Current data collection efforts that directly build on GROWup were introduced by Nils Bormann, Seraina Rügger, and Heidrun Bohnet. Extensions to the UCDP dataset on armed conflicts were introduced by Marie Allansson and Erik Melander. Andreas Tollefsen reported on extensions to PRIO-Grid which is a spatially referenced data structure that provides central covariates for explaining conflict occurrence on a subnational level. A new dataset on pro-government militias was introduced by Sabine Carey. In the afternoon, a meeting of the Management Committee took place. The second day of the workshop started with a talk by Elisabeth Wood (Yale University) on sexual violence in the context of war. The three Working Groups (WG) of the ENCoRe network also met on the second day. Future data collection efforts were discussed in WG 1 that was chaired by Hanna Fjelde. Nils Weidmann chaired the meeting of WG 2 that focuses on data integration and the technical challenges of building an integrated data platform. WG 3, chaired by Kristian Gleditsch, presented recent advancements in conflict prediction based on the improved statistical methodology. The overall impression of participants was the the meeting helped to identify synergies and possibilities for collaborations among individual researchers as well as an overall agenda for the ENCoRe network.
|August 22-24, 2012: Training School on SQL and PostGIS, Zurich|