Andrew Shaver is a Ph.D. candidate in Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a research affiliate at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley, where he researches sub-state conflict and its psychological, climatic, and territorial underpinnings.

He is a civilian veteran of the Iraq war, where he worked with a Pentagon task force to restart idled state owned factories and to facilitate the deployment of major multinational corporations within the country.

During the last U.S. presidential election, he worked as a foreign policy advisor to Governor Jon Huntsman’s campaign. He has served as well as a foreign affairs fellow at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of Senator Lee and as a staffer within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

At Princeton, he is a fellow of the Bradley Research Program; Center for International Security Studies; and PIIRS Research Community on Global Systemic Risk. He is also an associate of the Princeton-Stanford Empirical Studies of Conflict Program.

Andrew has spent four years in the Middle East and speaks Arabic, Spanish, and some Italian. He holds an M.P.A. (International Relations) from Princeton University and a B.S. (Economics, International Business) from Westminster College.