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Final HGMV Workshop of the Year | Ore Koren (Political Science) on Reparations of Mass Killings

Final HGMV Workshop of the Year | Ore Koren (Political Science) on Reparations of Mass Killings

Thursday, May 7, 3:00 pm
710 Social Sciences
Ore Koren (Department of Political Science)
"Exploring the Alternatives: The Role of Customary Justice Mechanisms in Post-Conflict Contexts"

This paper argues that reparations for mass killing are a rare, diffusive event, and that in order to understand it one must first identify where diffusion can actually occur and then account for factors that might govern the diffusive process. I begin by applying extant theories of international policy diffusion and international law to the study of reparations for mass killing. The viability of this approach is then tested on newly available data on reparations for the years 1971-2011 by incorporating a Bayesian/MCMC hierarchical and spatial split-population framework that accounts for the aforementioned issues.

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Ore Koren is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and a MSc candidate at the Department of Applied Economics. His fields of research are international relations and research methodology, focusing on political violence, civil conflict, and mass killing.