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Jesse Driscoll

Professor; Chair, Global Leadership Institute

Jesse Driscoll is a professor of political science and serves as chair of the Global Leadership Institute at the school. He is an area specialist in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Russian-speaking world. Driscoll’s first book, Warlords and Coalition Politics in Post-Soviet States, (Cambridge University Press, 2015) maps the processes by which well-functioning domestic hierarchies emerged after relatively short periods of anarchic violence in Georgia and Tajikistan. His second book, Doing Global Fieldwork: A Social Scientist’s Guide to Mixed-Methods Research Far From Home (Columbia University Press, 2021) is a practitioner's guide to assist in collecting original data. His third book, joint work with Dominique Arel, is Ukraine’s Unnamed War: Before the Russian Invasion of 2022 (Cambridge University Press, 2023).

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Education and CV

Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University, 2009
M.A., Security Studies, Georgetown University, 2001
B.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 2001

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