Jacob Shapiro

Jacob Shapiro is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Shapiro co-founded and directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, a multi-university consortium that studies politically motivated violence in countries around the world. 

Shapiro has published research on conflict, economic development, and security in a wide range of peer reviewed journals. He is author of The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations and co-author of Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict. Shapiro received the 2016 Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association, given to a scholar younger than 40, or within 10 years of earning a Ph.D., who has made the most significant contribution to the study of international relations. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science and M.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Michigan. Shapiro is a veteran of the United States Navy. He is also on LinkedIn.

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