Elisabeth Gilmore

Visiting Researcher

Elisabeth Gilmore
Elisabeth Gilmore left PRIO in 2017. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Elisabeth is investigating how estimates of the probability of conflict may be altered under future climate change scenarios. Presently, she is developing a dataset of climate variables and relationships to economic growth and human health that can be integrated into the model developed by the Conflict Prediction research group. 
In 2002-2003, she worked at PRIO as part of the Governance of Natural Resource project. She collected data on the geographic location and physical characteristics of diamond resources and helped analyze the spatial relationship between these resources and conflict.



PhD in Engineering and Public Policy/Chemical Engineering (dual degree), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2009)

MASc in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada (2002)

BASc in Chemical and Engineering Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada (2000)

Work Experience:

2011 - present: Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2010 - 2011: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Climate Science and Impacts Branch, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC

2009 - 2010: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Climate Decision Making Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Languages spoken:

English, French, Spanish (beginner)

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Gilmore, Elisabeth; Lauren Herzer Risi; Elizabeth Tennant & Halvard Buhaug (2018) Bridging Research and Policy on Climate Change and Conflict, Current Climate Change Report 4(4): 313–319.
Hegre, Håvard; Halvard Buhaug; Katherine V. Calvin; Jonas Nordkvelle; Stephanie T. Waldhoff & Elisabeth Gilmore (2016) Forecasting civil conflict along the shared socioeconomic pathways, Environmental Research Letters 11(5): 054002.
Lujala, Päivi; Nils Petter Gleditsch; & Elisabeth Gilmore (2005) A Diamond Curse? Civil War and a Lootable Resource, Journal of Conflict Resolution 49(4): 538–562.
Gilmore, Elisabeth; Nils Petter Gleditsch; Jan Ketil Rød & Päivi Lujala (2005) Conflict Diamonds: A New Dataset, Conflict Management and Peace Science 22(3): 257–292.

Conference Paper

Lujala, Päivi; Nils Petter Gleditsch & Elisabeth Gilmore (2003) A Diamond Curse? Civil War and a Lootable Resource, presented at Workshop on Natural Resources and War, Montreal, 14 September.
Gilmore, Elisabeth & Päivi Lujala (2003) The Development of Natural Resource Database, presented at the 2003 European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Session of Workshops, Edinburgh, 28 March–2 April.

Report - Other

Gilmore, Elisabeth; Halvard Buhaug; & Håvard Hegre (2016) Maintaining Security: What Can Be Done to Prevent the Pressures of Climate Change Leading to Conflict?, Climate 2020. Rising to the Challenge. London: United Nations Association - UK.