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Update Alert No. 18
12 February, 2015

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 New Orleans, USA, on 18-21 February. The UCDP will present its new georeferenced data and display its conflict encyclopedia (formerly known as the UCDP database) in the exhibit hall, booth 411. 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).

Papers by UCDP associates using UCDP data

Intrastate Conflict and Third Party Involvement

WA30: Wednesday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"The Duration of Rebel Patronage – When and Why State Sponsorship Ends" by Niklas Karlén.

Moving Peacekeeping Forward: a New Look

WB28: Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Vulnerable to attack? Comparing Exposure to Violence among Third Parties in Conflict" by Sara Lindberg Bromley, Ralph Sundberg and Larissa Fast (University of Notre Dame).

UN Targeted Sanctions: Peacemaking by Different Means

WC36: Wednesday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"UN Targeted Sanctions and Conflict Outcome" by Peter Wallensteen and Mikael Eriksson (Swedish Defence Research Agency).

Climate, Weather, Natural Disasters and Conflict

WD17: Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

Location and Geography in Civil Conflict

TB36: Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Guerrillas all around us? Using latent variable modeling to identify multiple sovereignty in civil war" Mihai Catalin Croicu and Joakim Kreutz.

Innovations in Conflict Resolution and Peace Research

FA46: Friday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"The Micro-foundations of Civilian Protection: Credible Deterrence in Peacekeeping Operations" by Hanne Fjelde, Lisa Hultman and Desiree Nilsson.

Elites and Non-Elites in War-To-Peace Transitions: Behavior and Interests

FB80: Friday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Post-conflict violence from a principal-agent perspective" by Joakim Kreutz.

Civil War, Domestic Instability and Multiple Actors

FC18: Friday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"Organizational Structures and Rebel Group Fragmentation" by Nynke Salverda and Sabine Otto (University of Konstanz).

Natural Resources, Resource Management and Conflict

FD18: Friday 4 PM-5.45 PM

"The Peace dividend paradox: fighting over natural resources in the shadow of the future" by Joakim Kreutz and Kaisa H. Hinkkainen (University of Lincoln).

SSIP Poster Session

FE98: Friday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

"Fighting for Relevance: Interrebel Violence in Intrastate Conflict" by Nynke Salverda.

The Role of Mediation throughout the Conflict Resolution Process

SB36: Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Peacemaking in Sacred Wars: The patterns of third party mediation in religiously defined conflicts" by Isak Svensson.

Managing Conflict in a World Adrift

SD73: Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Panel theme: Global IR and Regional Worlds: A New Agenda for International Studies, discussant Peter Wallensteen.

Ongoing projects

UCDP Georeferenced Event Dataset (UCDP GED)

Work to produce the second subset of the UCDP GED is progressing. The new subset will cover Asia during 1989-2014. The data is scheduled for release this year. The first subset, covering Africa, was released in 2011.