Forecast Launch for ViEWS: a political Violence Early-Warning System

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Hall 2304, Östra Ågatan 19, Uppsala
  • Website
  • Organiser: The ViEWS project, Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University
  • Contact person: Marie Allansson
  • Seminarium

On 7 June, members of ViEWS: a political Violence Early-Warning System, based at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, will present the first public forecasts and the infrastructure they have developed.


During the launch, methods and the first set of results, as well as UCDP Monthly data, will be presented. The presentations will be followed by a mingle and opportunities for questions and discussions.

Time and venue
7 June, 15.00-17.00
Hall 2304, Östra Ågatan 19

About ViEWS
ViEWS assesses the risk of three forms of political violence: armed conflict involving states and rebel groups, armed conflict between non-state actors, and violence against civilians. It makes available predictions for countries, sub-national geographical units, and actors. ViEWS uses advanced statistical models to generate the predictions, analyzing data from the UCDP and other sources. The predictions are systematically compared to what actually happened and models revised to optimize predictions.

ViEWs is directed by Håvard Hegre, Dag Hammarskjöld Professor in Peace & Conflict Research. ViEWS is a five year project funded through the ERC Advanced Grant scheme (ERC ADG 694640).

More information about ViEWS