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Update Alert No. 16
20 March, 2014

ISA Annual Convention

Meet the UCDP at the ISA convention!

Next week, the UCDP will participate in the International Studies Association (ISA) annual convention, held in Toronto, Canada, on 26-29 March. The UCDP will present its new georeferenced data and display its conflict encyclopedia (formerly known as the UCDP database) in the exhibit hall, booth 503. Staff from the UCDP and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, will also participate in several panels, presenting papers using UCDP data (see below).

Understanding Success in Conflict Management

WC40: Wednesday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"Mediation Mandates: Towards A New Way of Conceptualising 'Success' in International Mediation" by Isak Svensson and Allard Duursma (University of Oxford).

Presidential Roundtable: Best Practices in the Collection of Conflict Data

WC16: Wednesday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Participants: Idean Salehyan (Chair, University of North Texas), Johanna K. Birnir (University of Maryland), Philip A. Schrodt (Parus Analytical Systems), Erik Melander (Uppsala University), Erin E. Miller (University of Maryland)

Presidential Roundtable: Globalization, Geopolitics, and War: Celebrating the Journal of Peace Research at 50

TA11: Thursday 8:15 AM-10:00 AM

Participants: Henrik Urdal (Chair, Peace Research Institute Oslo), Jack S. Levy (Rutgers University), Gerald Schneider (University of Konstanz), Scott Gates (Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Norwegian University of Science and Technoogy (NTNU)), Monica Duffy Toft (University of Oxford), Vally Koubi (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), University of Bern), Jack A. Goldstone (George Mason University), Isak Svensson (Uppsala University).

Violence, Risk, and Civil War Interventions

TA15-D: Thursday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Peacekeepers at Risk: Theorizing Violent Local Responses to International Intervention", by Sara Lindberg Bromley.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Media-Sourced Data on Conflict

TB25: Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Talking about revolutions: estimating the Chinese view on protest politics from discrepancies in Xinhua news reporting in Chinese and English" by Joakim Kreutz and Mihai Catalin Croicu.

Presidential Panel: Climate Change and Conflict

FA26: Friday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Climate Variability and the Local Correlates of Communal Conflict, Sub-Saharan Africa 1989-2008" by Nina von Uexküll.

The Dynamics of Multi-Party Conflicts

FB07: Friday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Finding Peace among Former Foes: Quality Peace after Civil War Endings" by Erik Melander and Desiree Nilsson.

Fight and Faith: Religion and Armed Conflicts

SB08: Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"To Arms or To the Streets? Explaining the Choice of Religious Groups between Nonviolent and Violent Insurrection Strategies" by Isak Svensson and Charles Butcher (University of Otago).

Presidential Roundtable: The Systematic Study of Peace

SC18: Saturday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Participants: Patrick M. Regan (Chair, University of Notre Dame), Erik Melander (Uppsala University), Christian Davenport (University of Michigan), Paul F. Diehl (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

Ongoing projects

UCDP Georeferenced Event Dataset (UCDP GED)

Work to produce the second subset of the UCDP GED is ongoing. The new subset will cover Asia during 1989-2012. The data is scheduled for release this year. The first subset, covering Africa, was released in 2011.