Workshop on Conflict (WoC)


The Workshop on Conflict (WoC) provides an opportunity for faculty and graduate students at Michigan State University to exchange ideas about academic research on global conflict and cooperation. Both MSU faculty and graduate students are invited to present their works-in-progress at the workshop. Several times a year, faculty from other universities also visit our department to present their research. The workshop aims to meet twice monthly.

To find out more information about the WoC schedule or to request a date to present your own work, please contact Jakana Thomas or Benjamin Appel.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Talks will take place at South Kedzie Hall, Rm 104.

Midwest Peace and Conflict Conference Program February 2/7 - 2/8
Beth Simmons, University of Pennsylvania Border Orientation in a Globalizing World: Concept and Measurement March 1
Jieun Lee TBD May 3

Fall 2018 Schedule

Olga Chyzh, Iowa State University Spend ’Em If You Got ’Em: The Timing of Terrorist Attacks as a Function of Funding Consistency September 21, 2018 10:30 am
Aila Matanock, University of California, Berkeley Untouchable Forces: Restoring Trust in Security in Weak States? September 28, 2018 10:30 am
Ragnhild Nordas, University of Michigan Differences in degree or differences in kind? Re-conceptualizing State Repression October 19, 2018 10:00 am
Cassy Dorff, University of New Mexico Rewriting Violence: Media Bias and the Targeting of Journalists in Mexico’s Criminal Conflict October 26, 2018 10:00 am