I am Assistant Professor of International Affairs with the School of International Service at American University and an inaugural Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. I was previously a Visiting Scholar with Yale University's Program on Order, Conflict and Violence. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from McGill University.  

My commentary has appeared in
The Baltimore Sun, Business Insider, The Conversation (on the Canada-US border and on NAFTA), The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe GuardianThe Huffington Post, Newsweek, US News and World ReportThe Washington Post's Grade Point, and The Washington Post's Monkey Cage (on female combatantsnational security in Asia, and the risks of martial law).  I have been interviewed by BBC Radio, CNNThe Wall Street JournalThe Today Show and Voice of America, among others.

My research focuses on the intersection of international development and international security. In particular, I examine the relationship between foreign assistance and political violence. Currently, I am working on a project on development-led countering violent extremism efforts. You can find more details on my research here. 

For more details on my research, view my c.v or tweet me @triskodarden.


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Updated September 2017 - Jessica Trisko Darden