Tara Chandra

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Personal Statement: 

Tara Chandra is pursuing a Ph.D. at Berkeley. Her research interests are primarily focused on the intersection of gender and international security. Specifically, she is interested in the relationship between women's empowerment and counterinsurgency success, as well as the role of women in creating state institutions that are durable against insurgency and terrorism. She is also interested in broader theories of counterinsurgency, and the causes and consequences of political violence more generally.

She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago, where she graduated with Honors in 2011. Additionally, she holds an MA in Global Affairs from Yale University. Prior to her graduate study at Yale, she worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she served as the lead researcher on a book on U.S. foreign policy and national security. 

Primary Subfield: 
International Relations
Secondary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics