Adam Lichtenheld

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Adam Lichtenheld is a PhD candidate researching forced migration, civil war, peacebuilding, and local governance in conflict and post-conflict environments. He holds a B.A. with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. His master's thesis examined the influence of social capital on the livelihoods of returning refugees in South Sudan. Adam has reported from the Middle East as a journalist for National Geographic and other publications, served as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow in Washington, D.C., and worked on post-conflict foreign assistance and political transition programs in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He continues to serve as a consultant for implementers of USAID and other international development programs worldwide.

Dissertation Committee Chair: 
Ron Hassner
Primary Subfield: 
International Relations
Secondary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics