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 California, Berkeley, where he researches sub-state conflict and its psychological, climatic, and territorial underpinnings. He will spend the 2016/17 academic year at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government as a pre-doctoral fellow. Andrew is a recipient of Princeton's Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Fellowship for the 2016/17 academic year and was recently awarded the Princeton-Stanford-UCSD-Chicago Empirical Studies of Conflict 2016 Data Prize.
In 2008/09, Andrew served as a Department of Defense civilian in Iraq, 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 (2011). He has served as well as a foreign affairs fellow at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of one of its members (2012) and as a staffer within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (2009/10).
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-UCSD 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.A. (Public Affairs) and M.P.A. (International Relations) from Princeton University and a B.S. (Economics, International Business) from Westminster College.