Moderator Rachel Kleinfeld explores the “science of violence” with researchers from the Santa Fe Institute. David Krakauer, and Edward Lee are researchers in the C4 Collective Computation Group @SFI who look for patterns in complex social systems. Their recently published paper, “Scaling theory of armed-conflict avalanches” (Physical Review E, 2020), will form the basis for the discussion. Rachel Kleinfeld is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the author of the 2018 book A Savage Order: How the World’s Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security. This event is co-hosted by the Santa Fe Council for International Relations and the Santa Fe Institute.