Frederick S. Pardee Center Associate Director Jonathan Moyer recently traveled to Pretoria, South Africa, to participate in a series of events with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). On May 16, he spoke alongside Philip Schrodt, senior research scientist at Parus Analytical Systems, and Megan Reif, a research fellow at the V-Dem Institute, in a panel discussion titled, "Understanding political change: power, democracy and instability." Moyer highlighted the challenges that forecasters face in measuring changes in global power and explained the Pardee Center's ongoing Diplometrics project, which attempts to quantify various forms of country-level diplomatic influence worldwide. Earlier this week, on May 19, Moyer also spoke at an ISS "indaba" event, where he advocated for greater use of macro-level analysis in think tank research.
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