Steering Committee

graemeGraeme Blair
UCLA

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Graeme studies comparative politics with a focus on West Africa and experimental methodology.

 

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Darin Christensen
UCLA

Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Darin works on the political economy of conflict and development, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

 

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Todd Moss
Center for Global Development

Todd Moss is Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, where his research focuses on US-Africa relations, energy policy, and private investment.

 

lauraLaura Paler
University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Laura focuses on the political economy of development, as well as conflict and post-conflict reintegration.

 

michael rossMichael L. Ross
UCLA

Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Michael studies resource-rich countries, energy politics, civil war, democracy, and gender rights.