- Date: –11:30
- Location: Bertha von Suttner, Gamla Torget 3
- Lecturer: Michael Weintraub, Associate Professor at Universidad de los Andes
- Organiser: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
- Contact person: Kristine Eck
On 12 December, Associate Professor Michael Weintraub will give a lecture on ‘Militarized Policing in Cali, Colombia’.
Michael Weintraub (PhD, Georgetown 2014) is an Associate Professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). He was previously a fellow at Yale University and the United States Institute of Peace.
His research focuses on crime and political violence in Latin America, as well as how the historical legacies of violence impact on contemporary outcomes. His work has been published in Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Journal of Peace Research, amongst others. His research has been supported by the US National Science Foundation, the Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Norwegian Research Council.
In this talk, Prof. Weintraub will describe a field experiment that randomized Army patrols in a high-crime urban environment in Colombia.
The talk will be held at 10.00-11.30 in Bertha von Suttner, Gamla Torget 3 and is open to the public.