ViEWS brownbag series

Welcome to brownbag seminars hosted by the Views program at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. The seminars are held at 12.00-13.00 at the Department. The presentations are classical 'brownbags' with a 10-20 minute presentation and subsequent discussion. The seminars are open for everyone to attend.

Previous ViEWS brownbag seminars

autumn 2019

  • 9 October: Nina von Uexkull, Assistant Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and Associate Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO); and Halvard Buhaug, Research Professor at PRIO and Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU): Climate-Sensitive Armed Conflict Projections for the 21st Century.


  • 15 January: José  Antonio  Ballesteros  Figueroa, PhD  Candidate, University  of Edinburgh: The daily, and uncertain, forecasting of the future: An STS approach to the production of environmental forecasting tools.
  • 12 February: Caroline Brandt, PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley: Rebel group participation in government counterinsurgency campaigns.
  • 27 February: Nils Metternich, Associate Professor in International Relations at the School of Public Policy and ViEWS Research Associate: Predicting the severity of civil wars: An actor-centric approach.
  • 17 May: Yuri M. Zhukov, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan: Fighting for Tyranny: The Great Terror and Soviet military performance in WWII (Co-authors: Arturas Rozenas, Assistant Professor of Politics, Arts & Science, New York University and Roya Talibova, Ph.D. Candidate in the Departments of Political Science and Scientific Computing (MICDE), University of Michigan.
  • 4 June: Nils-Christian Bormann, Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter: Predicting the right conflict? Conceptualizing actors in quantitative research.