The Cline Center is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 David F. Linowes Faculty Fellows: Alyssa Prorok (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science) and Chadly Stern (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology).
Linowes Fellowships support exceptional scholars at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign whose work is relevant to Cline Center initiatives and plan to use Cline Center data and technology in innovative projects.
Prof. Prorok’s project aims to use the Cline Center’s Global News Index to collect information on cooperation between combatants engaged in civil war. The focus of her fellowship will be creating new data that can clarify the determinants and effects of cooperation between enemies.
Prof. Stern is extending his 2018-2019 fellowship in order to continue his work on the relationship between political consensus and societal conflict. He will use survey data and Cline Center-generated event data to examine whether the degree of political consensus among citizens can predict the intensity of societal conflict. In addition, Prof. Stern plans to extend the analysis by studying the relationship between consensus and legal-based order by using the Cline Center’s Rule of Law data.
These projects reflect the values, goals, and vision set by Professor David F. Linowes during his long and distinguished service to the University of Illinois and the American people. Generous gifts from Professor Linowes and his family enable the Cline Center to support Linowes Faculty Fellows as well as the annual Linowes Lecture on Public Policy. These programs demonstrate our shared commitment to applying cutting-edge academic knowledge to today’s most challenging problems.