Welcome

I am a International Security Fellow at the Belfer Center (Harvard Kennedy School) and a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of Maryland.

My research explores individual level behavior in conflict environments. I am interested in how exposure to violence affects individual attitudes and decision making.

I conducted field work in active conflict zones (Yemen, Iraq, Ukraine, and Palestinian territories) and post-conflict regions: Balkans (Bosnia, Kosovo, and Croatia), Africa (DR Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi), Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan), and Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan).

In 2016-2017 I was embedded with Iraqi Special Operations Forces during Mosul Operation.

My papers were published in American Economics Journal: Applied Economics, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research and Journal of Experimental Political Science and I am a regular contributor to the Foreign Affairs. My public press articles appeared in Foreign Policy, Washington Post, The New Republic and Baltimore Sun among others. 

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Jalawla (Iraq), July 2015

Department of Government & Politics

University of Maryland

Phone: (240) 646 2302