Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Fotini Christia -- Winning Hearts and Minds through Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

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"Winning Hearts and Minds through Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan," with Fotini Christia, Department of Political Science, MIT.

Fotini Christia joined the MIT faculty in the fall of 2008. She received her PhD in Public Policy at Harvard University, and has been a recipient of research fellowships from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs among others. Her research interests deal with issues of ethnicity, conflict and cooperation in the Muslim world. Fotini has written opinion pieces on her experiences from Afghanistan, Iran, the West Bank and Gaza and Uzbekistan for Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. She graduated magna cum laude with a joint BA in Economics-Operations Research from Columbia College and a Masters in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Location: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.