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New CCAPS Dashboard Featured in Homeland Security Today.

In this article, Homeland Security Today discusses the release of the new CCAPS dashboard that explores climate security vulnerability. 

New Dashboard Explores Climate Security Vulnerability in Africa

The Strauss Center's Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program today released the new CCAPS climate dashboard, an online platform that displays data on physical, socio-economic, demographic, and political insecurities to assess how these factors contribute to "climate security" vulnerability in Africa.

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Vote for the Strauss Center's SXSW Interactive Panel

Is privacy dead? Is Big Brother always watching? Or are enhanced surveillance programs necessary in a world where terrorism is an ever-present threat? The Strauss Center has proposed to host a workshop at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive to get to the heart of these issues by engaging in conversation with experts in technology, intelligence, law, and policy and you "“ the audience! But to make it all happen, the proposal needs your vote. Vote now for the workshop "After Snowden: Privacy, Surveillance, and the NSA."

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Complex Emergencies, Food Security, and New Subnational Data

The CCAPS program released a collection of new research on tracking aid for food security, complex emergencies, climate projections, and African education and infrastructure access data.

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CCAPS Researchers Respond to New Study on Climate and Conflict

CCAPS researchers Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan respond to new research by Princeton University and UC Berkeley on the relationship between conflict and climate. Their reactions to the research study, which found that an increase in temperature increases the occurrence of conflict, appear in the New Scientist and Nature.

Voting Violence

The Economist's Daily Chart uses data from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Database (ACLED) to illustrate political violence in Zimbabwe.

Strauss Center's Security Research Wins Special Achievement Award for Exceptional Application of Geospatial Technology

Known for its innovative research bridging policy and academic spheres, the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law this month received the esteemed Special Achievements in GIS (SAG) Award for its work mapping security risks related to climate change.

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Joshua Busby Discusses New Subnational Data on Duck of Minerva

CCAPS researcher Joshua Busby describes a new resource of subnational education and infrastructure access indicators for Africa, compiled by the CCAPS program, in his Duck of Minerva blog. The dataset provides data on literacy rates, primary and secondary school attendance rates, access to improved water and sanitation, household access to electricity, and household ownership of radio and television. The new CCAPS dataset includes data for 38 countries, covering 471 of Africa's 699 first-level administrative districts.

New Subnational Data on African Education and Infrastructure Access

The Climate Change and African Political Stability program (CCAPS) at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law is pleased to announce the release of a new dataset of sub-national African education and infrastructure access data. This dataset provides data on literacy rates, primary and secondary school attendance rates, access to improved water and sanitation, household access to electricity, and household ownership of radio and television.

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Constitutional Design, Conflict Trends, and Migration in Africa

The CCAPS program released new research on constitutional design and conflict management, climate change and growth in Ethiopia, governance and conflict in the Sahel, migration and urbanization in Africa, and real-time analysis of conflict trends in Africa.

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CCAPS Mapping Tools Explore Climate Security

The CCAPS Mapping Tools visualize data on climate change vulnerability, conflict, and aid to analyze how these issues intersect in Africa.