New UVA Politics Lab Probes Violence in Post-Conflict Societies
UVA’s new Department of Politics Experimental Lab was officially launched in the spring semester and aims to identify and understand the coercive effects of violence in civil wars and insurgencies and how civilians react to violence in their communities.
It’s No Game: Experiments in Conflict and Violence
Todd Sechser, P.I., and Abigail Post, Project and Lab Manager, presented preliminary findings from their laboratory experiments in conflict and violence to an audience including John Luginsland, a technical adviser in the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and Rana Ganguly, Director of Sponsored Research and Development from UVA's College of Arts and Sciences. Sechser's research tests assumptions about how being exposed to violence can shape our behaviors and actions.
Todd Sechser is an expert on threat making and reputations in international politics. He’s a professor of politics at University of Virginia and former fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He joins Les Sinclair to discuss the strategies on Syria and ISIS and airstrikes effectiveness.
Todd Sechser joins Les Sinclair to discuss the implication of American international spying coming to light. Sechser is a professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, and is a former fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.