Chandler Williams

Chandler Williams

Doctoral Researcher

Interests and experience

  • Civilians in Conflict
  • Cultural Heritage Destruction
  • Kosovo
  • Predictive Modeling

Hi! I'm doctoral researcher developing conflict forecasting models for improved anticipatory action. As a part of the ANTICIPATE project, led by Håvard Hegre, I'm seeking to refine conflict forecasts to deliver more accurate risk assessments and early-warning to civilians and targets most vulnerable to conflict.

My research is focuses on: civilian victimization, wartime destruction, and attacks of cultural heritage. Additionally, I've spent time researching Kosovo and plan to do more moving forward.

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

If any of my interests align with yours, please reach out!


Present – Doctoral Researcher, PRIO, ANTICIPATE

2024 – 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

Work positions
Doctoral ResearcherPeace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Research AssistantPeace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
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