- Civilians in Conflict
- Cultural Destruction/Protection
- Predictive Modeling
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.
2023 – Present Doctoral Researcher, PRIO, ANTICIPATE
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
The Violence and Impacts Early-Warning System (VIEWS) team is committed to providing humanitarian groups with the earliest possible warnings to support anticipatory action.
Chandler Williams has successfully defended his thesis "Airstrike-only Military Interventions and Their Civilian Consequences - Evidence from the Kosovo War".