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Please visit the following web sites:

Recording Casualties of Armed Conflict

Iraq Body Count

Mathematics of War

Conflict Mortality Surveys

Civil Conflict Analysis Resources

Human Security Report Project


IMPORTANT NOTE: I'VE JUST UPDATED THIS TEACHING MATERIAL AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2012 AT 16:20. THERE WAS AN OLD ANNOUNCEMENT UP ABOUT A ROOM CHANGE THAT IS NOT VALID. SO FAR THE ROOM HASN'T BEEN CHANGED. I'M WORKING ON THIS.

MIKE SPAGAT

 

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 2012-13

LECTURE 1

 

Hello everybody. As promised today (Wednesday, October 3) I am posting the materials for next week's lecture and seminar. Here is the lecture:

Lecture 2

I will spend a little bit of time at the beginning of the lecture finishing off lecture 1 which I didn't quite manage this week because of the late start.

For the seminar make sure that you read the article by Nathan Taback. We won't actually discuss the other assigned reading (from the "Duck of Minerva" blog) this week be we will get to it next week.

Our seminar discussion will be driven by these questions:

Seminar Week 3

Note that a version of these questions turned up on last year's final exam so it is well worth your time to ponder these questions carefully. But don't panic if you can't answer them before the seminar. We'll be thinking them through together.