Director, Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Co-Director, Conflict to Peace Lab
Christopher F. Gelpi is director of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Chair in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, professor of political science, and co-director of the Conflict to Peace Lab at The Ohio State University. His primary research interests are international militarized conflict and strategies for conflict resolution. He is currently engaged in research on American popular attitudes about military force and terrorism, on modeling international conflict behavior in the laboratory, and on the impact of peacebuilding interventions on the development of social cohesion.
Conflict to Peace Lab
Teri Murphy has been actively engaged in conflict intervention and peacebuilding in international contexts for the past 25 years. As a scholar-practitioner, her applied research/practice has taken place in Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, Turkey and several countries in Africa. Her particular focus has been on transitional justice processes and the intersection of peace, human security and development. Teri recently helped launch the C2P Lab at Ohio State and serves as one of its co-directors.
U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Dickey Center for International Understanding
Austin is Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. Starting in autumn 2020, he will be an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Utah State University. He received his PhD in political science from Ohio State in May 2019. His research interests include post-conflict statebuilding, Middle East politics, and the study of religion in international politics.