WELCOME

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 research focuses on the intersection of international development and international security, with a focus on Asia. Currently, I am working on a project on development-led approaches to countering violent extremism. You can find more details on my research here.

My commentary on foreign aid and political violence has appeared in
The Baltimore Sun, Business Insider, The Conversation, The Guardian, The HillThe Huffington Post, Newsweek, US News and World ReportI have written multiple pieces for The Washington Post's PostEverything and Monkey Cage.  I have been interviewed by BBC Radio, CNNThe Wall Street JournalThe Today Show and Voice of America, among others.

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

  

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Updated May 2018 - Jessica Trisko Darden