Andrew Radin


This is the personal website for Andrew Radin. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Last year, I was the Hayward R. Alker Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California. I received my PhD in June 2012 from the MIT Department of Political Science.

My research focuses on state building and democratization in post-conflict and transitioning societies. I am especially fascinated by how apparently benevolent ideas go awry when confronted with the realities of the domestic politics within these societies. I focus on occupations and international administrations in the Balkans, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, where ambitious policies were most fully put into practice and expected to succeed.

I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and enjoy food, biking, and spy novels.