Chandler Williams

Chandler Williams

Doctoral Researcher

Interests and experience

  • Civilians in Conflict
  • Cultural Destruction/Protection
  • Kosovo
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Python

Chandler is a Doctoral Researcher developing conflict forecasting methods to augment contemporary forecasting abilities and provide greater time-to-event warnings for improved anticipatory action. Chandler is a part of the ANTICIPATE project, led by Håvard Hegre, where he seeks to refine conflict forecasts to deliver more accurate risk assessments and early-warning to populations and targets most vulnerable to conflict.

His research is focused on several critical areas, including Civilian Victimization, Cultural Heritage Destruction, and Multi-Agent Systems. Additionally, he holds a keen interest in Kosovo and the former Yugoslav states.

Prior to his doctoral role, Chandler held a position as a research assistant with the VIEWS and ANTICIPATE project led by Håvard Hegre. He received his academic training from the University of Oslo, where he pursued a Master of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Studies. During his master's, he wrote a thesis entitled “Airstrike-only Military Interventions and their Civilian Consequences,” in affiliation with PRIO through its UiO-PRIO Student Programme.


Present – Doctoral Researcher, PRIO, ANTICIPATE

Present – Fulbright Research Fellow, Kosovo

2021 – 2023 Research Assistant, PRIO, VIEWS

2022 – 2023 Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Advance Study

2021 – 2022 Research Assistant, UiO, ELDAR/PODS

2017 – 2019 Educator, Peace Corps, Kosovo

2016 Intern, U.S. Department of State, Chengdu, China

2015 Congressional Intern, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.

2014 Congressional Intern, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, Jacksonville, FL


2020 – 2022 MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Oslo

2012 – 2016 BA in International Relations, University of North Florida


English, Albanian

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