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IU Bloomington

Ore Koren

Department of Political Science

Expert Bio

Ore Koren is an assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts and Science at Indiana University Bloomington, specializing in international relations and research methodology. Previously, Koren was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Dickey Center at Dartmouth College and a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace.

Within international relations, his research has involved innovative approaches to studying the causes of civil conflict, with an emphasis on how environmental pressures shape patterns of political violence. His methodological interests include limited dependent variable models and applied Bayesian statistics, mixed and combined methods approaches, and event data.

Koren’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in multiple academic journals, and has been mentioned in numerous policy outlets. He has also co-authored a book, “The Politics of Mass Killing in Autocratic Regimes,” which was published in June 2018. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, where he also obtained an M.Sc. in applied economics.

Areas of Expertise

Political violence, civil war, mass killing, rebel groups and militias.