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James Fearon

James Fearon

Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics
Handa Affiliation(s): 
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Political Science (1992)
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Political Science and Economics (1991)
A.B., Harvard University (1985)

James Fearon is Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, a professor of Political Science, and Senior Fellow in the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (elected 2012), a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 2002), and a Program Member of the Institutions, Organizations, and Growth group at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.Fearon's research interests include civil and interstate war, ethnic conflict, the international spread of democracy and the evaluation of foreign aid projects promoting improved governance.