Alec Worsnop


Alec Worsnop is a PhD candidate in political science and an affiliate of the Security Studies Program. He is currently a Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University. He studies civil war, military effectiveness, civil-military relations, and institutional development in conflict or post-conflict environments. His dissertation investigates the determinants of insurgent military effectiveness and employs a mixed methods approach, which, drawing upon extensive archival materials, includes an in-depth examination of organizations in Iraq (2003-present) and Vietnam (1945-1975). His research has been supported by organizations such as the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Tobin Project. Previously, he worked for a USAID implementing partner, conducting business development for assistance programs in Afghanistan and the Middle East. He holds a B.A. in Government from Colby College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.


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