Ore Koren (Ph.D., Minnesota 2018) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, specializing in international relations and research methodology. Koren completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota, where he also obtained a MSc in Applied Economics. 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 and political violence.
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 […]