Our faculty and students work on a wide range of topics related to the politics of conflict. These topics include the nature of political orders, or “rebelocracy” in areas of rebel control, the changing behavior and organization of non-state armed groups, the relationship between states and non-state armed groups (including militias), refuges rights and international justice, and the international and local politics of peacekeeping and intervention. These scholars conduct field research in many locations, with particular attention to Colombia, Kosovo, Somalia, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Congo, Palestinian Territories, Syria and Turkey.
Graduate students and faculty members interested in conflict studies participate in a variety of institutional settings here. Two of particular note are the Center for Forced Migration Studies and the Equality, Development, and Globalization Studies program.
Political Science faculty conducting research and teaching about conflict include: