Dr. Peter Schram is an Assistant Professor Political Science at Vanderbilt University. His research uses empirical and microeconomic methods to study counterinsurgency, economic development, and grey zone conflict. Dr. Schram's research is structured around three central questions: Why do individuals support militant groups? How do insurgent groups organize and operate? And how do features of the global community and technology influence the characteristics of conflict? Before starting at Vanderbilt, he was working as a research specialist for University of California at San Diego's Cross Domain Deterrence project. Dr. Schram received his Ph.D. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.