My fields of study are international relations, comparative politics, and formal and quantitative methods. My research broadly focuses on the causes, conduct, and consequences of war. I am also a Graduate Fellow at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.
I previously worked in several Washington, DC think tanks and nonprofit organizations. My opinions have appeared in The National Interest and The Diplomat. I have also taken part in numerous international election observation missions and political assessments around the world including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Egypt and Jordan.
I received an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a B.A. in Political Science from American University’s School of Public Affairs.
I currently live in New York with my wife Catherine, my son, and our dog George. I also serve as a Commissioner for Public Safety and Information in the City of Ithaca.