Current Projects:

  • Jennifer B. Murtazashvili:  Electoral Reform in Afghanistan: Survey experiment and focus group discussions on impact of national and local electoral reform in Afghanistan (with  USAID/Democracy International). (in progress)
  • Luke Condra:  “Shifting Tactics and Hard Targets: Insurgent Violence in Iraq” (with Eli Berman). Work in progress.
  • Taylor Seybolt: Genocide Prevention Task Force, funded by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the United States Institute of Peace. Madeline Albright and William Cohen co-chairs. Member of the Military Intervention Expert Group. Product: Preventing Genocide.
  • Aníbal Pérez-Liñán:  2011. Member of the team selected by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to assess the development of an alert system on gender participation in Latin America.
  • Charles Jalloh: Guest Lecture, Should the United Nations Security Council Suspend the Indictment of Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir?, Ford Institute for Human Security, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), January 28, 2011.
  • Steven Finkel: Higher Education for Development, “Assessment of USAID Political Parties Strengthening Programs”, Co-Principal Investigator with S. Morgenstern, B. Ames, A. Perez-Linan, L. Picard, and A. Green, 2009-2011.
  • Barry Ames & Scott Morgenstern: USAID parties project: $685,000


Past Projects:

  • Andrew Konitzer: NCEEER Short Term Travel Grant, “External veto actors, public opinion, and the transformation of EU-skeptic parties in Croatia and Serbia” (2009)
  • Haider Ala Hamoudi:  Through a grant funded by USAID, I worked from 2003 through 2005  with the International Human Rights Law Institute of DePaul University School of Law as manager of an effort to introduce clinical legal education into Iraqi law schools.
  • John C. Weidman:  Team Leader, Assessment of Pre-University Education in Kosovo (funded by USAID), May-June 2009.
  • Louis A Picard: Team Leader, Assessment of U.S. Agency for International Development Decentralized Governance and Civil Society Program in Ghana, Washington D.C. and Accra Ghana, September, 2003-January, 2004. Six person team of Ghana Professionals and U.S. Agency for International Development Program managers. (Decentralized Governance and Civil Society)
  • M Najeeb Shafiq: 2009  The World Bank, Washington, DC (Project: The impact of macroeconomic crises on labor market outcomes and education)
  • Nuno Themudo: European Foundations Center, Brussels, Philanthropic Foundations in Portugal: Roles and Visions, Report for the comparative research project Roles and Visions of Foundations in Europe, coordinated by H. Anheier and S. Daly, 2003.
  • Ronald Brand: “Competition In and From the Harmonization of Private International Law”, in Economic Law as an Economic Good: Its Rule Function and its Tool Function in the Competition of Systems, Karl M. Meessen, ed., Sellier European Law Publishers, 2009. On SSRN.


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