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April 12, Workshop on Conflict lecture, Jessica Trisko Darden

April 12

Please join the Workshop on Conflict in the Department of Political Science for a lecture by Professor Jessica Trisko Darden, American University.

Jessica Trisko Darden is an Assistant Professor at American University’s School of International Service. For 2017-2019, she is an inaugural Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Trisko Darden was a Visiting Scholar with Yale University’s Program on Order, Conflict and Violence.

Dr. Trisko Darden’s research focuses on the relationship between international development and conflict, particularly within Asia. She is the author of “Aiding and Abetting: U.S. Foreign Assistance and State Violence” (Stanford, 2019) and co-author of “Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars” (Georgetown, 2019). She has published peer-reviewed articles on alliance dynamics, political violence, and human security.

Dr. Trisko Darden has contributed op-eds and commentary on international politics and conflict to The Baltimore SunThe Conversation, The Guardian, The Huffington PostNewsweekUS News and World Report and The Washington Post. She been interviewed by BBC Radio, CNN, The Globe and Mail, The Today Show, and The Wall Street Journal. You can watch a live interview or read her latest piece on U.S. foreign aid policy under the Trump administration.

Dr. Trisko Darden has expertise in: U.S. foreign aid; development and security; human rights; Asia (particularly Southeast Asia and Central Asia); and gender issues and security.


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