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Thomas Leo Scherer

cPASS Deputy Director

Thomas Leo Scherer

Tom Scherer is the Deputy Director of the Machine Learning for Social Science Lab (MSSL) at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, University of California San Diego where he works with the team to apply innovative research technologies to peace and conflict issues. Tom spent three years at the US Institute of Peace conducting and supporting research on peace and conflict before joining cPASS in 2017. He completed his Ph.D. in Politics at Princeton University. His dissertation, "Peace for Keeps", examined the strategic interaction between the UN, the host government, and the rebels, and what this can tell us about the role of sovereignty in International Relations. He is also interested in global emergency response, gender and conflict, and the micro-dynamics of conflict.