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Ore Koren

Ore Koren

Ore Koren is an assistant professor of political science at Indiana University, specializing in international relations and research methodology. Koren completed his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Within international relations, his research has involved innovative approaches to studying the causes of civil conflict and political violence.

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‘Once you engage in political violence, it becomes easier to do it again’ – an expert on political violence reflects on events at the Capitol

By: and - January 9, 2021

Editor’s note: Ore Koren is a scholar of civil conflict and political violence. Before the November 2020 election, Iowa Capital Dispatch published a story he wrote via The Conversation about the likelihood of election-related violence in the U.S. This interview of Koren by the Conversation focuses on what some are calling an insurrection at the […]

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Election violence in November? Here’s what the research says

By: - October 4, 2020

After Kenya’s 2007 election, as incumbent President Mwai Kibaki declared victory, the opposition alleged the election had been rigged. A wave of protests, riots and ethnic violence followed. As many as 1,500 citizens were killed and another 600,000 forcibly displaced. As the U.S. presidential election draws near, many have expressed concern that a similar scenario […]