The leadership of ARTIS has over 50 years of accumulated experience in understanding both collective political & cultural violence, as well as risk assessment & modeling through research, government leadership and business. This collective experience allows ARTIS to access and utilize the top researchers, policy makers, experts and business leaders in these fields. Throughout the years, ARTIS executives have directed many multidisciplinary and multinational projects, and now strive to better understand the current global climate in relation to peace.

ARTIS was born out of the recognition of a need for scientific data in the realm of political violence; originally started as an arm of RTI International, it became a separate and independent research entity in 2008.