Professional and Technical Briefings

University of Mannheim. “When Information Becomes Action: Information Technology Use in Kenya and Samoa when Managing Collective Action Problems During Crisis.” October 11, 2016

U.S. Institute of Peace. “When Information Becomes Action: Information Technology Use in Kenya and Samoa when Managing Collective Action Problems During Crisis.” August 18, 2016

White House Office on Technology Policy. “Ethics and Privacy for Crowdsourcing in Conflict Settings,” February 21, 2016

UNDP Sudan. “Measuring the Financial Costs of Violence in Sudan.” September 8, 2015

Speaker at Build Peace 2015, Nicosia, Cyprus. Video of presentation here

Provided expert advice in the writing of a DFID policy analysis on digital messaging and conflict prevention. Final document is titled “Sending Messages to Reduce Violent Conflict.”

Panelist, “Tech Tools for Creating Early Warning Systems,” OpenGovHub, Washington, D.C. October 15, 2014

“Big data for filling information gaps in peacebuilding,” Invited presentation, Roundtable: Addressing the evidence gap: assumptions that drive peacebuilding, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria, South Africa, October 1, 2014

“Crowdsourcing, ICTs and Violence Prevention: Methods, Technology and Human Resources,” Invited Presentation, ICT4Violence Prevention Meeting, World Bank Social Development Group, Washington, D.C. May 2-3, 2013

“Technologies and Methods for Crowdsourcing in Peacekeeping Operations,” Invited presentation, Understanding and Integrating Local Perceptions in the Work of Multi-dimensional UN Peacekeeping Operations meeting, Kampala, Uganda, February 26-28, 2013

“The Risks and Ethics of Crowdsourcing in Peacekeeping Operations,” Invited presentation, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, December 7, 2012

“Technology for Conflict Prevention,” Brownbag Presentation and briefing given at the UNDP Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Response on May 7, 2012

“Reliability in Real-Time: Methods, ethics, and solutions for developing crowdsourcing projects in conflict-affected settings,” Working in the Field (If They Let You In) Conference, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, February 9, 2012

“Are we preventing conflict?  How indicators can benefit or derail our efforts”, presentation for the U.S. Institute of Peace’s “Conflict Prevention: West Africa” course, April 15, 2010

“Oil, Competition and Risk in Kirkuk”, presentation and simulation at Center for the Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland, March 2010

“Practical Applications for Gaming Logic”, Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Berlin, Germany, July 2009

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