Michael Spagat "completed his PhD at Harvard  and has previously taught at University of Illinois and Brown University. He is a current Leverhulme fellow." 
- Advisory Group, Recording Casualties in Armed Conflict 
- Co-founder, CERAC
- Adviser, Oxford Research Group 
His CV notes that he wrote  a paper that was "one of the most widely cited critiques of the recent study of Iraq mortality published in the Lancet claiming roughly 600,000 excess conflict-related deaths."
Interesting Grants 
- International Research and Exchanges Board Special Projects Grant, 1994-1996, "Human Resources and the Transition to a Market Economy in Russia," $15,000.
- Social Science Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of the Soviet Union and its Successor States, 1993-95, $27,000.
- International Research and Exchanges Board Long-Term Fellowship spent in the Soviet Union, spring semester, 1989, approximately $24,000.
- Social Science Research Council Dissertation Fellowship in Russian and Soviet Studies, 1986-87, $15,000
- The Brookings Institution Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Soviet and East European Economics, 1986-87, $10,000.
Also of Interest
- Amnesty International response to Andres Ballesteros, Jorge A. Restrepo, Michael Spagat, Juan F. Vargas, The Work of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch: Evidence from Colombia, CERAC, Colombia, February 2007.
- Human Rights Watch response