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On January 21, 2016, researchers from Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) traveled to Washington, D.C. to discuss the current body of evidence and potential areas for future collaboration with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). Within the State Department, CSO’s mandate is to build a more effective civilian response to the increasingly complex manifestations of conflict and  therefore is an exciting partner for discussions regarding policy-relevant research. In particular, the discussions were focused on atrocity prevention, electoral violence, and countering violent extremism.
2:15-2:50pm - Opening Plenary Session
3:00-4:30pm - Thematic Panels 
Preventing Electoral Violence (Slides)
EGAP: Rob Blair (Brown University); Eric Kramon (George Washington University)
Countering Violent Extremism (Slides)
EGAP: Mike Findley (University of Texas at Austin); Jake Shapiro (Princeton University)
Atrocity Prevention (Slides)
EGAP: Graeme Blair (Columbia University); Cyrus Samii (New York University)
EGAP Participants
  • Dr. Susan Hyde, Executive Director, EGAP and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Yale University 
  • Graeme Blair, ​Pre-Doctoral Fellow, EGAP and Earth Institute​
  • Dr. ​Cyrus Samii, Assistant Professor, New York University
  • Dr. ​​Rob Blair, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University 
  • ​​Dr. ​​Mike Findley, A​ssociate ​Professor​, ​Department o​f Government and the LBJ School of Public Affairs​, University of Texas at Austin
  • Kelly Bidwell, Fellow, White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team
  • ​​Dr. ​​Jake Shapiro,​ Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs​, Princeton University
  • ​​Dr. ​​Eric Kramon, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs​, George Washington University ​
  • Abby Long, Associate Director, EGAP