Dan Pemstein attends the "Launching V-Dem Data Conference" in Gothenburg, Sweden
Dan Pemstein (Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science) recently traveled to Gothenburg, Sweden to attend the "Launching V-Dem Data Conference" where, in his role as V-Dem project manager for measurement methods, he took part in a presentation that introduced the project to representatives from a host of international development agencies. V-Dem (http://www.v-dem.net) is a collaboration between over 50 scholars from across the world to collect cross-national and historical data on 329 indicators of democracy. The resulting database, which represents one of the largest ever social science data collection programs, will be openly available upon completion in 2015. The project, which recently obtained a $5.8 million grant from the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, is also funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sweden, the European Commission/EuroAID, the Swedish Research Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Denmark, the Danish Research Council, the Canadian International Development Agency, NORAD/the Norwegian Research Council, and the Quality of Government Institute. Photos from the conference are available at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/vdeminstitute.