Michael Niconchuk

Director of Research and Development, Beyond Conflict

United States

Mike is a Senior Researcher at Beyond Conflict’s Innovation Lab for Neuroscience and Social Conflict, which focuses on research and translation of social psychology, cognition, and neuroscience in service of conflict prevention, reduction, and resolution. Mike is a graduate of Tufts University and University College London and holds degrees in International Relations and Social Cognition.

Solution: We combine data visualization and GIS technology with psychometrics and neuroscience tools to map indicators of conflict potential, trauma, and polarization in vulnerable communities. We create "psychological geographies" that capture critical differences in how communities think, in order to inform grassroots and policy interventions for mental and social health.


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