Rob Williams studies the causes and consequences of organized political violence, with a focus on civil conflict. He works with Professors David B. Carter and William G. Nomikos in the Political Science Department, applying his skills in geographic information systems to projects including the contemporary effects of historical borders between nations and the targeting of UN peacekeepers in civil war. Additionally, he is working on projects to better measure important concepts in the study of peace and conflict, such as the strength of negotiated settlements in civil wars and economic interdependence between states. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College.
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