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Update Alert No. 13
2 April, 2013

ISA Annual Convention

Meet the UCDP at the ISA convention!

This week, the UCDP will participate in the International Studies Association (ISA) annual convention, held in San Francisco, USA, on 3-6 April 2013. The UCDP will present its new georeferenced data and display its conflict encyclopedia (formerly known as the UCDP database) in the exhibit hall, booth 235. Staff from the UCDP and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, will also participate in several panels, presenting papers using UCDP data (see below).

Contemporary Peace and Conflict in Africa

WA57: Wednesday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Vicious Circles – Communal Conflicts in Jonglei, South Sudan" by Johan Brosche.

Recurrence of Civil Conflict

WA19: Wednesday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Rebellion Runs in the Family" by Joakim Kreutz.

Presidential Theme Roundtable—Un-learning War? Regional and Global Diffusion Patterns

WC70: Wednesday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Participants: Joshua Goldstein (Chair), Benjamin Goldsmith (Roundtable Participant), Stein Tønnesson (Roundtable Participant), Peter Wallensteen (Roundtable Participant), William Thompson (Roundtable Participant) and Neta Crawford (Roundtable Participant)

Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts

WD56: Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

"Impunity for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Insights from Burundi's Former Fighters" by Angela Ndinga-Muvumba.

The Role of the United Nations in International and Civil Conflicts: New Data and Insights

TA33: Thursday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Can Peacekeepers Stop the Killing? Peacekeeping Capacity and Conflict Violence" by Lisa Hultman and Megan Shannon, Florida State University.

Gender, Development, and Conflict

TA07: Thursday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"The gender equality norm and intra-state conflict: a disaggregated study of India 1989-2010" by Erika Forsberg and Louise Olsson, Folke Bernadotte Academy.

"Dangerous Democracies: Exploring the Combustive Combination of Democracy and Gender Inequality" by Erik Melander and Elin Bjarnegård.

New Data for the Scientific Study of Conflict

TC18: Thursday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"What they are fighting for: Conflict Issues in African Non-state Armed Conflicts 1989-2011" by Nina von Uexküll and Therese Pettersson.

Quantifying Systemic Influences on Ethnic Conflict

TD37: Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

"Transnational Insurgency and Ethnic Kin: Explaining Rebel Sanctuaries in Neighboring States" by Erika Forsberg and Niklas Karlén.

Interventions for Peace and Security

FA31: Friday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Mediation and Violence: Searching for third party intervention that matters" by Marcus Nilsson, Mihai Croicu, Erik Melander and Peter Wallensteen.

The Role of the United Nations

FC33: Friday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Examining Local Effects" by Hanne Fjelde, Lisa Hultman and Desiree Nilsson.

"Peacekeepers at Risk: A Statistical Analysis of Peacekeeping Interventions and Exposure to Violence" by Sara Lindberg Bromley and Nynke Salverda.

The Holy See in World Politics: Religious and Political Discussion in Papal Diplomacy

SA70: Saturday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Religious Remnants of War? The Role of Religious Disputes in the Global Decline of Armed Conflicts" by Isak Svensson.

Climate, Weather, and Conflict II

SB62: Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Drought and Intrastate Armed Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa 1989-2008 - A Disaggregated Analysis" by Nina von Uexküll.

How Rebels Rebel

SD33: Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

"When Rebels Fight Against Rebels: Interrebel Violence in Relation to Intrastate Conflict." by Nynke Salverda.

Ongoing projects

UCDP Georeferenced Event Dataset (UCDP GED)

The first version of the UCDP GED, which contains a subset including the entirety of Africa, was released in December 2011. The UCDP GED Conflict Polygons Dataset was released a few months later, in March 2012. A new verison of the UCDP GED was released in November 2012. In comparison to the previous versions, this dataset has a wider scope, including inactive years for all UCDP actors and dyads, i.e. events in years where a conflict actor or dyad did not exceed the 25 deaths threshold typically used by UCDP. Like the previous version, this dataset covers the entirety of Africa for the 1989-2010 period. Currently, UCDP is working on producing the next subset; Asia. The data is scheduled for release in 2014.