BROOMFIELD, Colorado—OEF is pleased to announce that Dr. Erica Chenoweth has joined its Research program as a Fellow. Chenoweth is an internationally recognized authority on political violence and its alternatives and is a professor and associate dean for research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
Chenoweth will lend her expertise on civil resistance, trends in peace, governance and political violence to the OEF Research program to help develop research on the role of women and women’s issues in nonviolent resistance. This work will inform the empirical research the organization conducts in the hopes of influencing policy-makers in creating a more peaceful world.
“We are thrilled Erica has joined our team of fellows and researchers,” said OEF’s Research Director Conor Seyle, Ph.D. “As an internationally recognized researcher, commentator and author on peace and nonviolent conflict, Erica brings unique insights and an intellectual approach to the way we think about political violence and its application to public policy.”
Dr. Chenoweth holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s in political science and German from the University of Dayton. Her research and commentary has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs and The Economist, among others. She has also co-authored the book, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict.
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