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Conflict, Violence and Security

The "Conflict, Violence and Security" research cluster aims to bring together those working in the areas of conflict and conflict processes, violence (and efforts to counter it, including non-violent approaches to conflict), and security - broadly defined to include human security initiatives as well as the security-seeking practices of political actors from the local to the global.  

Charli Carpenter

My teaching and research interests include the politics of war law, transnational advocacy networks, protection of civilians, humanitarian disarmament, and the role of popular culture in global human security policy. I have a particular interest in the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.Read more

Rebecca Hamlin

My research is focused on law and immigration politics. I am interested in how administrative agencies and courts adjudicate migration and citizenship questions, and the political responses to judicial involvement in migration matters. I have a particular interest in migrant categorization and the concept of a refugee.

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Paul Musgrave is assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He studies U.S. foreign policy, international relations theory, and how oil revenues change political institutions. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in International Organization, International Studies QuarterlyComparative Political StudiesAmerican Politics Review, and International Theory. and he has written...Read more

Rowen

Dr. Rowen's research focuses on law and society, transitional justice, international criminal law, social movements, and international and comparative methods. Dr. Rowen's current projects examine the confluence of domestic immigration and international criminal law within the Department of Homeland Security, as well as purpose and practice of Veterans Treatment Courts, specialized courts...Read more