Event: HIIK’s Methodological Approach to Conflict Research

Saint Paul University Student Association (SPUSA) and Academic Club for Peace-Conflict Studies (ACPCS) are pleased to host Mr. Mostafa Bostani at the monthly seminar on Theoretical & Practical Aspects of Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention:

HIIK’s Methodological Approach to Conflict Research:
West Asian Conflicts Analysis in 2020

Mostafa Bostani
Head of the Working Group – Wast Asia, North Africa and Afghanistan (WANA)
at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK), Germany

Hamed Kazemzadeh
Researcher at Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED)

July 8, 2021 – at 11 a.m (EDT)

The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) is an independent, non-profit, and interdisciplinary organization. Since 1991, they have been dedicating themselves to the research on the emergence, dynamics and settlement of political conflicts worldwide. After strong growth in recent years, more than 200 volunteer researchers are currently working at the HIIK, including students, Ph.D. candidates and alumni. Quantitative conflict research as basic research follows the principal goal of empirically documenting conflict events as precisely as possible, aiming at providing rich data sets for further research on the causes of conflicts. However, comparative meta-analyses have shown that the existing conflict data sets only marginally share the same coverage. Alongside factors such as the scope and reliability of the data and its acquisition, a further substantial factor can explain the observed discrepancies between the various databases, namely the difference between methodologies employed to extract and assess data, specifically concerning the concept and operationalization of the conflict definition. During this seminar, Bostani will share his thoughts about the Methodological Approach to Conflict Research with us.
The ACPCS aims to launch these monthly seminars that bring together high-level Canadian peacemakers, policymakers, diplomats, philosophers of peace, conflict studies experts, and journalists to engage in constructive discussions around current and emerging peace and conflict issues in the globe.
The seminars will be in a fully virtual environment to accommodate COVID guidelines:

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Meeting ID: 917 329 4578
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