Political Violence Lab Leadership


        Andrew Shaver


founding director

Dr. Andrew Shaver is a scholar of contemporary conflict, who has taught and/or held research fellowship positions at Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, and Stanford University. He will join the University of California as an assistant professor (political science) at its newest campus in Merced on July 1, 2019. His research and commentary appear or are forthcoming in the American Economic Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Politics, PLOS ONE, Foreign Affairs, National Interest, and Washington Post.

Ph.D., Security Studies, M.A., Public Affairs, M.P.A., International Relations, Princeton University, B.S., Economics; International Business, Westminster College

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           dotan haim



Dr. Dotan Haim is a postdoctoral fellow at Dartmouth's Dickey Center and future Assistant Professor at American University’s School of International Service. Dotan's work focuses on social networks and insurgency, with a focus on the Philippines. His research appears in the Journal of Peace Research, Nature's Scientific Reports, and Network Science and has been supported by EGAP’s Metaketa IV Initiative, IPA Peace and Recovery, and United Nations Development Programme, among others.

Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, San Diego, B.A., Political Science, Philosophy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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           Meghna Ray

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Chief executive assistant

Meghna ('20) is a BA candidate in Quantitative Social Science and Chemistry minor at Dartmouth College, with a focus on global health and international development. In addition to her position at the Political Violence Lab, she is a member of Dartmouth EMS and a Global Health Fellow at the John Sloan Global Health Fellow. Meghna works for the Healthy Heart Initiative, an NGO focused on cardiovascular health awareness among school children and communities, early detection of various risk factors, and amelioration of morbidity and mortality. After college, Meghna hopes to attend medical school.

    Debora Hyemin Han


Chief Executive Assistant (in absteniA)

Hyemin ('20) is from Syracuse, NY. At Dartmouth, she studies government, philosophy, and history. In addition to serving as the Chief Executive Assistant (in abstentia) for the lab, she serves as the associate managing editor for The Dartmouth and is a War and Peace Fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding. Hyemin recently studied abroad at Beijing Normal University and the University of Edinburgh for Chinese and philosophy, respectively, and spent the past winter term working as a legislative intern at the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Washington, D.C. This upcoming winter, Hyemin will be interning at the State Department. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school.