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I am currently a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie-Mellon University. I recently (September 2014) received my Ph.D from the University of California, Los Angeles in Political Science with a focus on International Relations.
My Ph.D Dissertation concerns the causes and effects of partisan electoral interventions by the Great Powers, attempting to determine why such interventions occur and what are their effects. I examine these questions utilizing a dataset I constructed of such U.S. and USSR/Russian interventions between 1946 and 2000 as well as, among other things, in-depth archival research into cases in which such an intervention had been seriously considered by a Great Power. This project has been supported by an IGCC dissertation fellowship as well as by scholarships from the George C. Marshall/Baruch fellowship, the LBJ Presidential Library foundation and others.
In addition to my Ph.D dissertation, I have five other academic publications, including a new article in International Studies Quarterly about the effects of electoral interventions on the results of the intervened elections and a chapter in a new peer reviewed edited volume which deals with what the experiences of other world regions can teach us about bringing peace to the Middle East.