Thursday, August 9, 2012

CIRI Welcomes New Co-Director K. Chad Clay

CIRI is very pleased to welcome new Co-Director, K. Chad Clay, who has worked on CIRI in varying roles since 2006.

Chad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, and his areas of specialization include international relations, comparative politics, and methodology. His research focuses on the impact of international factors on human rights practices, political violence, and economic development. In particular, Chad has a strong research interest in the spatial diffusion of these political outcomes, as well as the institutions, organizations, and processes that facilitate such diffusion. This research has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Politics and International Studies Quarterly, and he has received several grants and awards, most recently receiving Binghamton University’s Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research.

Click Here to Visit Chad Clay’s Webpage.

Friday, August 3, 2012

New CIRI Production Schedule

Dear CIRI Users,

In order to maintain project stability and data quality in the absence of external funding, CIRI will be moving its annual data-production process from spring to autumn, effective immediately.

We realize the inconvenience this might cause some of our users but, without external funding, we are forced to take this step to ensure the reliability and validity CIRI users expect and deserve.

Data for the calendar year 2011 should be available in the late spring / early summer of 2013. Data for the calendar year 2012 will be available in early winter, 2014. Thereafter, early winter will be the annual data-release time frame.

The CIRI Project