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Sept. 16, 2021

Applications for USIP's 2022-2023 Peace Scholar Competition is Now Open

In collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace, Minerva offers several programs for researchers at US universities working on topics related to peace, conflict, security, and stability. Currently, the program awards up to 18 scholarships per year, and awards support both research and writing stages of work on dissertations.

Sept. 13, 2021

Steven Lobell discusses his Minerva-funded research in recent interview with UC San Diego

In the latest Alumni Confidential, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) dissertation fellow (1996-97) Steven Lobell, a professor of political science at the University of Utah and expert in U.S. grand strategy, international security, and great power competition talks about what the early years of academic life are (really) like, and why being an IGCC fellow helped him get a head start. He also shares emerging findings from his new Minerva-funded research on why some near crises escalate into full-blown conflict—and why others don’t—and how escalation can be avoided.

Aug. 16, 2021

Minerva-funded researchers reveal how contested waters have become maritime hot spots

In January, Nigerian-based pirates seized the MV Mozart, a large Liberian-flagged container ship heading to Cape Town, South Africa, from Lagos, Nigeria, as the ship sailed close to Sao Tome’s maritime border. Fifteen abducted officers and crew members were released in February after the shipping company paid a ransom, but one sailor died in the assault.

Aug. 3, 2021

Minerva-supported article on how AI/ML researchers think about policy and governance questions surrounding AI

Minerva-supported article on how AI/ML researchers think about policy and governance questions surrounding AI has now been published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. The Disruptive Effects of Autonomy: Ethics, Trust, and Organizational Decision-making

Aug. 3, 2021

Space Norms and U.S. National Security: Leading on Space Debris

It has been a busy few months for human activity in space. There is a new rover on Mars sending back jaw-dropping pictures and data. In May, a piece of debris from a Chinese rocket weighing 21 metric tons hurtled uncontrolled into the Indian Ocean. And Richard Branson just took matters into his own hands, flying to the edge of space on a Virgin Galactic spaceplane with Jeff Bezos hot on his heels.

July 21, 2021

Minerva-funded researchers new article on how extremists and hate groups exploited Covid-19 misinformation in 2020

This article shows that malicious COVID-19 content, including racism, disinformation, and misinformation, exploits the multiverse of online hate to spread quickly beyond the control of any individual social media platform. Minerva-funded researchers provide a first mapping of the online hate network across six major social media platforms.

June 21, 2021

Minerva-funded report referenced in Economist article

The Minerva-funded work by Bob Jervis and Jason Healey was quoted in the major Economist article this week on cyber and ransomware.

June 7, 2021

Leonardo Arriola Publishes "Policing Institutions and Post-Conflict Peace" in the Journal of Conflict Resolution

Minerva researcher Leonardo R. Arriola, along with David A. Dow, Aila M. Matanock, and Michaela Mattes, publish Policing Institutions and Post-Conflict Peace in the Journal of Conflict Resolution

May 24, 2021

Minerva Researcher Published Article in American Political Science Review

Minerva Researcher Alex Braithwaite publishes "The Journey Home: Violence, Anchoring, and Refugee Decisions to Return" in American Political Science Review: First View

May 10, 2021

Minerva Researcher Charles Glaser writes on Approaches for Responding to China's Rise in Foreign Affairs

In the most recent issue of Foreign Affairs Magazine, Minerva Researcher Charles Glaser asks: Should the United States trim its East Asian commitments to reduce the odds of going to war with China?

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Applications for USIP's 2022-2023 Peace Scholar Competition is Now Open
By Toni Haynes | Sept. 16, 2021
In collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace, Minerva offers several programs for researchers at US universities working on topics related to peace, conflict, security, and stability. Currently, the program awards up to 18 scholarships per year, and awards support both research and writing stages of work on dissertations.
Steven Lobell discusses his Minerva-funded research in recent interview with UC San Diego
By Steven Lobell | Sept. 13, 2021
In the latest Alumni Confidential, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) dissertation fellow (1996-97) Steven Lobell, a professor of political science at the University of Utah and expert in U.S. grand strategy, international security, and great power competition talks about what the early years of academic life are (really) like, and why being an IGCC fellow helped him get a head start. He also shares emerging findings from his new Minerva-funded research on why some near crises escalate into full-blown conflict—and why others don’t—and how escalation can be avoided.

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