PeaceTech Lab is an innovator in the field, using new methods of data collection, analysis, and visualization to improve peacebuilders’ decision-making and collaboration capabilities.
The Open Situation Room Exchange (OSRx) project seeks to empower greater collective impact in preventing or mitigating serious violent conflicts in particular arenas through collaboration and data sharing. We seek to devise an operational framework of relationships and supportive technologies that increase the sharing of actionable information, analysis and strategies of peaceful change among local and international peacebuilding organizations and host-country actors.
This initiative uses new data analysis tools to understand the power of online discourse to both promote and prevent conflict. In partnership with George Washington University, we have hosted conferences both in Washington, DC and Silicon Valley that have brought together a wide range of leading academic and industry experts. These conferences have resulted in three reports that laid out an influential framework for analyzing the impact of new media on politics, with a special focus on the Middle East.