Patrick Meier

PhD student in Political Sience at Tufts University

Patrick Meier
Email: patrick.meier@tufts.edu
Work phone: 22 54 77 45
Mobile phone: 16463612645

Research Interests

Patrick will be working on several projects over the next six months.

One of the main projects includes updating the battle-deaths dataset with Nils Petter Gleditsch and Bethany Lacina. Another key project, led by Helga Hernes, addresses "Direct and indirect causes of death in war and armed conflict". This project seeks to explore how existing casualty datasets can be disaggregated by gender. Patrick will also be working on some side projects including a GIS study with Clionadh Raleigh on the relationship between natural disasters and conflict.

Other possible projects include power-laws in conflict-events data, conflict reciprocity in social networks analysis, and agent-based modeling for ethnic migration and conflict.

Background

Working experience:

Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) Oslo, Norway
--Research Assistant 2006-present

Partners for Conflict Reduction (PCR) Boston, MA
--Co-Founder and Associate 2006-present

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University Boston, MA
--PhD Research 2005-present

American Council on Africa (ACA) New York, NY
--Co-Founder and Member of the Board 2004-present

Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), Columbia University New York, NY
--Conflict Prevention Fellow 2003-present

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda
--VRA Conflict Early Warning Consultant 2004-2005

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) The Gambia, New York
--VRA Conflict Early Warning Consultant 2004-2005

African Union (AU) Ethiopia
--VRA Conflict Early Warning Consultant 2004-2005

United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) New York, Ethiopia
--VRA Conflict Prevention Consultant 2004-2005

Swiss Peace Foundation (swisspeace)at the United Nations (SPF) New York, Washington DC
--United Nations Representative 2003-2005

Economists for Peace and Security (EPS) New York, Washington DC
--Senior Research Consultant 2002-2005

Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE) Vienna, Austria
--Conflict Early Warning Consultant 2004-2005

Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute New York, NY
--Research Assistant 2004

Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE) Vienna, Austria
--Conflict Early Warning Consultant 2003-2004

Center for Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Earth Institute New York, NY
--Research Assistant 2003

United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Western Sahara, Kenya
--Field Research Consultant 2002-2003

Global Policy Forum at the United Nations (GPF) New York, NY
--Senior Research Associate on Security Council 2001-2002

Foreign Affairs Division, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Washington, DC
--Research Analyst 2000

Education:

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University Boston, MA
--PhD in Law and Diplomacy – specializing in disaster and conflict early warning. 2005-present

Santa Fe Institute (SFI), Graduate Program on Complex Systems Santa Fe, NM

New England Complex Systems Institute, MIT Boston, MA

MA, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) New York, NY

BA (EAP), University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, CA

BA (Hons), University of York, School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy (PEP) York, UK

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Publications

Recent publications

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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Meier, Patrick; Doug Bond; & Joe Bond (2007) Environmental Influences on Pastoral Conflict in the Horn of Africa, Political Geography 26(6): 716–735.

PRIO Paper

Ormhaug, Christin Marsh; Patrick Meier & Helga Hernes (2009) Armed Conflict Deaths Disaggregated by Gender, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.