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a p e c h e n k i n a [ a t ] g m a i l [ d o t ] c o m
And to make things easier: my name is pronounced as [ah-na pe-chen-kee-na ]
States regularly attempt to manage conﬂicts with varying degree of success. Despite the importance of conﬂict management as a foreign policy instrument, academics have not answered fully what makes some attempts at shortening wars and lengthening peace more likely to succeed than others. I seek to understand how exactly outside actors may manipulate uncertainty between belligerents and thus inﬂuence in-war and post-war interactions. Methodologically, I combine agent-based modeling and statistical testing to further my inferences about conﬂict management.
- fundamentally the problems of international politics that interest me are that of cooperation. specifically, how institutions and individual agents affect success/failure of cooperation. I hope to find people from other disciplines who are interested in similar questions to gain (and share?) insights.
- meeting a lot of people who use CAS is exciting to me by definition, since Political Science is still scarce on using complex simulation models. exchanging ideas, learning and working with this group of people is my major positive expectation.
- thinking about international relations and politics in general
- Java, RepastJ, Perl
- applied statistics