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Dr. Eli Berman- Empirical Studies of Conflict: Implications for ISIS and Syria
April 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Dr. Eli Berman will summarize a decade of research on economics in conflict zones, and draw lessons for confronting ISIS and stabilizing Iraq and Syria. Using evidence from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflicts, Berman will explain why local allies must be induced by foreign powers to provide governance and enable economic development to stabilize Syria and reverse refugee flows. Framing development and security force assistance in that context implies practical policy reforms.
Dr. Berman is Chair and Professor of economics at UC San Diego. He is also Research Director for International Security Studies at UCSD’s Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC).
IGCC addresses global challenges to peace and prosperity through academically rigorous, policy-relevant research, training, and outreach on international security, economic development, and the environment. It brings scholars together across social science and lab science disciplines to work on topics such as regional security, nuclear proliferation, innovation and national security, development and political violence, emerging threats, and climate change.
His book Radical, Religious and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism was published in 2009. Dr. Berman received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.