RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
                                                                             
2014
   
Summer Archival Research, The National Archives of the United Kingdom

2012
     Summer Field Research, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

2010-2014
      Expert Coder for Southeast Asia, ETH Ethnic Power Relations Dataset (EPR-ETH), Version 2, ETH Zurich


2010-2011

      Research Assistant for Jason Lyall. Afghanistan CIVCAS Dataset and Changing Patterns of War Dataset, Yale University

2006-2010
      Research Assistant for T.V. Paul, Eric Belanger and Juliet Johnson, McGill University      


ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS
2013
      “Aid, Arms and Atrocities: Lessons from U.S. Foreign Aid to Indonesia.” ISA ISSS-ISAC Joint Annual Conference.
     
      “Counting Bodies, Counting Lives: Approaches to Documenting Civilian Casualties in Times of War." ISA Annual
      Convention.


2012
      "Security through Other Means: Foreign Aid and Burden-Sharing in Afghanistan.ISA Annual Convention.
 
       “Aid for Arms: U.S. Foreign Aid and the Tentara Nasional Indonesia.ISA Annual Convention.


2011
      “Aiding Repression: Theorizing Foreign Aid and Political Violence.” American Political Science Association Conference.
 
      “Buying Power? Government Stability and US Foreign Aid Policy.”
ISA Annual Convention.

      “The Political Economy of Repression: Is US Foreign Aid Funding Human Rights Violations in Asia?”
ISA Annual 
      Convention.

 
2010
      “Buying Stability? Foreign Aid and US Grand Strategy Post-9/11.” ISA ISSS-ISAC Joint Annual Conference.

      “Testing Theories of American Foreign Aid in the Post-Cold War Years.” ISA Annual Convention.

      “Crisis on Two Fronts: The Future of U.S.-Japan Security Relations.” ISA Annual Convention.

2009
      “The Future of Quebec-U.S. Border Security: Does Thicker Mean Safer?” ISA ISSS-ISAC Joint Annual Conference.

      “American Foreign Aid to Asia (1991-2005): The Price of Stability?” Research Group in International Security (REGIS) 7th
      Annual Graduate Student Conference
Best Paper Award.
 
      “Buying Stability? U.S. Foreign Aid to Indonesia and the Philippines.” ISA Annual Convention.
 
2007
      “The Power of the Word: Internet Reporting on Terrorism in Uzbekistan.” Association for the Study of Nationalities
      Convention.

 
2006
      “Terrorism in Authoritarian Regimes: Defining the Cycle of Violence.” Association of Central Eurasian Students
      Conference.
Best Paper Award.
               
      “Kazakhstan’s Courts: The Power to Reform?” with Dana Abizaid. Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference.
             
      “The Power of the Word: Internet Reporting on Terrorism in Uzbekistan.” CDAI & CDFAI 9th Annual Graduate Student
      Symposium on Security and Defence.
Honorable Mention.


INVITED ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS
2012

       The Political Economy of Regional Transitions Workshop, Concordia University. Organized by Dr. Norrin Ripsman.
   
2011
      “Aiding and Abetting: Foreign Aid and State Coercion.” Department of Political Science, Clark University.

      “Aiding Freedom or Fear? The Effects of Foreign Assistance on State Violence.” The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
      International Relations Workshop, Yale University.

      “Counting Bodies, Counting Lives: What We Learn from Documenting Civilian Casualties in Times of War.” The Program on
      Order, Conflict and Violence Speaker Series, Yale University. With Izabela Steflja.

      “Burden Sharing through Other Means: American, Japanese and Korean Foreign Aid to Asia.” Harvard Project for Asian and   
      International Relations Conference, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea.

2010
      “Aiding Repression: Theorizing the Domestic Effects of International Aid.” The Program on Order, Conflict and Violence
      Speaker Series, Yale University.

      “Sharing the Burden of the Border: Layered Security Cooperation and the Canada-US Frontier.” Canada Institute at the
      Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC. Also presented at the Embassy of Canada in
      Washington, DC in April 2011. With Stefanie von Hlatky.

2008
      Workshop for Canadian Women in International Security. McGill-Universite de Montreal Research Group in International
      Security and WIIS Canada, Montreal, QC.



CHAIR AND DISCUSSANT ROLES
2013
     
Panel Chair and Discussant. "New Thinking About Human Security." ISA ISSS-ISAC Joint Annual Conference. 
      
      Panel Discussant. "
The Politics (and Economics) of Foreign Aid and Trade." ISA Annual Convention.

     Panel Chair. "Unpacking Foreign Aid: Addressing the Complexities of Assistance." ISA Annual Convention.

2012
      Paper Discussant. "Bases, Bullets and Ballots: The Effect of U.S. Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia." Program
      on Order, Conflict and Violence Speaker Series
, Yale University.

2011

      Paper Discussant. "Mechanisms for Eliciting Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism Policing: Evidence from the United
      Kingdom." Program on Order, Conflict and Violence Speaker Series, Yale University.
 
2010
      Panel Discussant. "Northeast Asia and the North Korean Impasse." ISA ISSS-ISAC Joint Annual Conference.    

      Paper Discussant. "The Predictioneer's Game," Dr. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
      International Relations Workshop
, Yale University.                 

      Panel Chair and Discussant. "Afghanistan, Iraq and Beyond." 8th Annual Centre for International Peace and Security
      Studies Graduate Conference.