Director of the Violent Intranational Political Conflict and Terrorism (VIPCAT) Lab at William & Mary
Mike Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William & Mary, and co-directs the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. His interests include international organizations, international relations theory, political economy of development and institutions, and foreign aid.
Steve Shellman directs the Violent Intranational Political Conflict and Terrorism (VIPCAT) Lab within the Institute for Theory and Practice of International Relations at W&M. His work fuses theories and methods form social science, computer science, and linguistics disciplines to better understand the causes and consequences of political violence, instability, and terrorism. His team's research is the backbone of the US Department of Defense's Worldwide Integrated Crisis Early Warning System (WICEWS) used by combatant commands and the intelligence community to analyze and anticipate current and potential threats to global security.