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Community-based Policing and the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Benin

I am currently directing a State Department-funded program that aims to reduce the threat of extremism in Benin by improving information sharing between border police agents and the communities they serve. 

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Terrorism and Democracy in Africa

In this project with Trey Billing, we use a spatio-temporal matching strategy to evaluate the effects of terrorist attacks on democratic preferences. We find that terrorist attacks undermine both satisfaction with democracy and victims' demand for democracy. Working paper; please email for details.

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