Eduardo Albrecht

My work identifies recurring patterns of online and offline behavior using specifically designed software in order to predict future instances of social unrest.

Via this research I have contributed to projects funded by organizations such as the International Peace Institute, the National Research Foundation of Korea, the European Institute for Asian Studies, the World Bank, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and have presented at organizations such as the United Nations Development Program, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

In the past I have investigated radical left-wing protesters in Europe and conducted fieldwork among North Korean defectors and refugees in South Korea. I am also involved in work that considers the ethics of automation in conflict prevention, and the challenges that rise from the use of emerging algorithmic technologies in state and international organization decision making processes. This situates my research at the crossroads of political anthropology, digital humanities, and international studies.