The Program on Conflict and Development (ConDev) is creating a new research laboratory to examine how governmental interventions during times of conflict and disaster can put our partners on the road to recovery as quickly and efficiently as possible. Currently, massive amounts of data collected by members of the military and their interagency partners is sitting unanalyzed. Leaving this information unstudied leaves valuable lessons learned on the table that could be actively applied to current conflicts, humanitarian, and post-disaster programs, and incorporated into strategic planning for future US military interventions.
Through the Stabilization Lab (Stab Lab) at ConDev, Texas A&M will bring its longstanding research acumen in the fields of military studies, development and agricultural economics, engineering, health sciences, law, and political science to analyzing military records that can provide data to support future operations. The Stab Lab will examine which governmental interventions yield the greatest return on investment, and produce dividends of peace, security, and prosperity.
The Stab Lab's objectives include: 1) serve as a central repository and archive; 2) create a searchable database of non-traditional missions; 3) produce research and analysis for future use; and, 4) deliver findings to practitioners from several sectors.
For more information, please contact ConDev's Director, Dr. Edwin Price.