Research Labs

The Postcor (Post-Conflict Reintegration) Lab is a research hub dedicated to the study of civil wars and war-to-peace transitions at the University of Toronto. The lab’s activities focus on three core areas: civil war dynamics, transitional societies, and peace durability. It brings together decades’ worth of research and fieldwork experience in civil war environments to study the evolution of insurgent organizations, both during wartime and into the post-conflict period. The lab’s current core project, funded by a SSHRC Insight grant, examines war to peace transitions and insurgents’ reintegration at a global and regional (Southeast Asia) level. Professors Jacques Bertrand and Noel Anderson are founders and co-directors of the Postcor Lab.

Twitter: @postcorlab

The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security. Their research includes: investigating digital espionage against civil society, documenting Internet filtering and other technologies and practices that impact freedom of expression online, and examining transparency and accountability mechanisms relevant to the relationship between corporations and state agencies regarding personal data and other surveillance activities. Professor Ron Deibert is the founder and current director of the Citizen Lab.

Twitter: @citizenlab