Ore Koren

Ore Koren

Assistant Professor, Political Science


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Minnesota, 2018
  • M.Sc., Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 2016
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Minnesota, 2016
  • A.B., Government (honors) and history, cum laude, Dartmouth College, 2012

About Ore Koren

Ore Koren (Ph.D., Minnesota 2018) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, specializing in international relations and research methodology. Koren completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota, where he also obtained a MSc in Applied Economics. Previously, Koren was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Dickey Center at Dartmouth College and a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace. Within international relations, his research has involved innovative approaches to studying the causes of civil conflict, with an emphasis on how environmental pressures shape patterns of political violence. His methodological interests include limited dependent variable models and applied Bayesian statistics, mixed and combined methods approaches, and event data. Koren's work has appeared or is forthcoming in multiple academic journals, and has been mentioned in numerous policy outlets. He has also coauthored a book, The Politics of Mass Killing in Autocratic Regimes, which was published in June 2018.