Professor Bhavnani is an Adjunct Faculty member at FLAME University. Bhavnani's research explores the micro-foundations of violent conflict by means of agent-based computational modeling and disaggregated empirical analysis. More specifically, his work examines the endogenous relationships among: (i) the characteristics, beliefs, and interests of relevant actors; (ii) social mechanisms and emergent social structures that shape attitudes, decision-making and behavior; and (iii) patterns of conflict and violence.
At FLAME, Bhavnani serves as an advisor, collaborates on research with the Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS), and works with a select number of advanced undergraduate students.
Bhavnani has an M.P.P. in Public Policy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.