Chad Hazlett is a PhD student focusing on Methods and International Relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His substantive interests include understanding and preventing civil wars and mass violence against civilians. Methodologically he is interested in causal inference and non-parametric modeling techniques. Current projects include examination of the causal effect of violence during civil war on attitudes towards reconciliation, genocide forecasting methods, and application of machine learning techniques to political science inquiries. Prior to MIT, Chad was a research associate at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University, before obtaining a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Chad has conducted fieldwork in India, Sudan, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and Burma.