Lars-Erik Cederman: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016
|Name||Prof. Dr. Lars-Erik Cederman|
ETH Zürich, IFW D 49.2
|Telephone||+41 44 632 67 59|
|Department||Humanities, Social and Political Sciences|
|364-1058-00L||Risk Center Seminar Series |
Number of participants limited to 50.
|0 credits||2S||B. Stojadinovic, K. W. Axhausen, D. Basin, A. Bommier, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Embrechts, H. Gersbach, H. R. Heinimann, D. Helbing, H. J. Herrmann, W. Mimra, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Sudret, U. A. Weidmann|
|Abstract||This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling and governing complex socio-economic systems, and managing risks and crises. Students and other guests are welcome.|
|Objective||Participants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models and approaches for open problems, to analyze them with computers or other means, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level.|
|Content||This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the seminar. Students and other guests are welcome.|
|Lecture notes||There is no script, but the sessions will be recorded and be made available. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage.|
|Literature||Literature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Participants should have relatively good scientific, in particular mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.|
|851-0587-00L||CIS Colloquium |
This seminar is open for staff members based at the Center for Comparative and International Studies, CIS.
|2 credits||1K||L.‑E. Cederman|
|Abstract||In this seminar staff members of the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and external guests present and discuss their research.|
|Objective||In this seminar staff members of the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and external guests present and discuss their research.|
|Content||Presentation and discussion of current research.|
|Lecture notes||Distributed electronically.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Dates of the Colloquium see:|
|853-0010-00L||Challenges of Contemporary Conflicts (Conflict Research II)||4 credits||2V + 1U||L.‑E. Cederman|
|Abstract||The second part of the course on international conflict research focuses on current challenges posed by civil wars. The course investigates the nature of such wars in general, as well as issues during and after conflict. A concluding module on regional influences of and on civil wars is enriched through several lectures on regional case studies.|
|Objective||Developing an understanding of basic concepts and debates in current research on civil wars, and particularly of the dynamics during and after the conclusion of a conflict. Additionally, the students are meant to develop a basic understanding of several important conflict regions.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Participation in the preceding course, Causes of War in a Historical Context (Conflict Research I), is a prerequisite.|
|857-0006-00L||Political Order and Conflict |
Number of participants limited to 15.
Registration required at: email@example.com. MACIS students are given priority.
|8 credits||2S||L.‑E. Cederman, P. Hunziker|
|Abstract||This seminar builds on the MACIS seminar on political violence and covers primarily the quantitative literature on civil and regional wars, especially with respect to the effect of economic and ethnic factors, political institutions and the geographic and international context. The students will develop an original research question to be dealt with in a research paper.|
|Objective||This seminar covers ethnic violence, political-economy perspectives on war, the role of political institutions, and the international dimensions of civil conflict. The goal of the seminar is to expose the students to these topics by allowing them to discuss them in class and to write a term paper addressing an original research question.|