Clayton Besaw

Research Associate

Clayton Besaw, a computational social scientist with a background in behavioral economics and political psychology, is a Research Associate for Open Nuclear Network (ONN), a programme of One Earth Future. Dr. Besaw's work focuses on machine learning prediction and political event forecasting related to difficult to predict human security topics.

His work focuses on the procurement and analysis of consequential political speech, producing accessible natural language processing tools for ONN's Datayo platform. Clayton Besaw also leads development of the Rulers, Elections and Irregular Governance (REIGN) dataset, the CoupCast early warning, producing data-driven qualitative and technical analyses of political violence and instability on the Die is Forecast publication.

Dr. Besaw received his Bachelor's degree and PhD from the University of Central Florida. His work has appeared in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Conflict Management and Peace Science, the Journal of Quantitative Criminology and The Economist. His public scientific work can be found here.