Dipali Mukhopadhyay

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Dipali Mukhopadhyay (@DipaliM80) is an associate professor in the global policy area at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on the relationships between political violence, state building, and governance during and after war. She is currently serving as senior expert on the Afghanistan peace process for the U.S. Institute of Peace.

She is the author of Good Rebel Governance: Revolutionary Politics and Western Intervention in Syria (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) with Kimberly Howe, and Warlords, Strongman Governors and State Building in Afghanistan(Cambridge University Press, 2014). Mukhopadhyay’s research has been funded by the Carnegie Corporation, the Eisenhower Institute, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Harvard Law School, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of Education. She is vice president of the American Institute of Afghan Studies. Prior to joining the Humphrey School, Mukhopadhyay was on the faculty at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs from 2012 to 2020. In 2016, she was a visiting scholar at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation.

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