Chagai M. Weiss is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. His interest lies in the intersection of ethnic conflicts and political economy, with a regional focus on Israel-Palestine. More specifically, he is interested in the ways in which urban residential patterns, intergroup contact and public good provision affect attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups in conflict. Apart from that, Chagai is interested in the micro-level determinants of political and criminal violence, and the way they diffuse and substitute each other across space and time. Methodologically, he is interested in geographical information systems and methods of causal inference. Chagai holds a B.A (cum laude) in political science and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.