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James Fearon

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James Fearon

Political Science, Faculty Fellow
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James Fearon is Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies.  His research has focused primarily on political violence, and in particular on civil and interstate war. He has also published on the theory of democracy, foreign aid and institution building, post-conflict reconstruction, and international peacekeeping operations.