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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 national security ethics, the laws of war, transnational advocacy networks, gender and political violence, war crimes, comparative genocide studies, humanitarian affairs and the role of information technology in human security. I have a particular interest in the gap between intentions and outcomes among...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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Robert Paul Musgrave

Paul Musgrave has taught courses in international relations theory, history and international relations, energy politics, U.S. foreign policy, and politics and science fiction. His research has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, American Politics Research, and PS: Political Science & Politics; he has also published in Slate.

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I study politics and power by bringing close, fine-grained attention to lived experiences into conversation with larger, made-in-the-academy concepts and theories.  I try to write in richly narrative, accessible language.  My hope is that this writing shifts my readers' understandings of how power operates in the worlds around them,...Read more

Rowen

Dr. Rowen received a J.D. from Berkeley School of Law in 2009, a Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley School of Law in 2012, and was a doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation in 2012-2013. Prior to her current position in legal studies at...Read more