Can Hearts and Minds be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq
Lieutenant Colonel David Ottignon,
Date and Time
October 23, 2008 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Open to the public.
No RSVP required
Reuben W. Hills Conference Room
Justin C. Liszanckie
Jacob N. Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton
University. His primary research
interests are the organizational aspects of terrorism, insurgency, and security
policy. Shapiro's ongoing projects study the balance between secrecy and
openness in counterterrorism, the causes of militant
recruitment in Islamic countries, and the relationship between public goods
provision and insurgent violence in Iraq and Afghanistan. His research has been published in International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy, Military Operations Research,
and a number of edited volumes. Shapiro is a Harmony Fellow at the Combating
Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy. Professor Shapiro served as a Naval Reserve officer with
the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Naval Warfare Development Command. On
active duty he served at Special Boat Team 20 and onboard the USS Arthur W.
Radford (DD-968). Ph.D. Political Science, M.A. Economics, Stanford
University. B.A. Political Science,
University of Michigan.
Colonel David Ottignon is a national
security affairs fellow for 2008-2009 at the Hoover Institution. LTCOL Ottignon
represents the U.S. Marine Corps. Ottignon graduated from Ithaca College and was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1987 as a
combat engineer. He participated in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, Operation Enduring Freedom in the Philippines, and most recently, in Operation Iraqi Freedom from
2007 to 2008. Other previous assignments include service in the U.S. Pacific
Command, Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Rochester and Commanding Officer, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion,
2d Marine Division. He has earned his MBA from the Simon School, University of Rochester and a Masters in National Security and Strategic
Studies from the Naval War College. His research at Hoover will focus on current and future national security
issues. Ottignon is on the select list for promotion to Colonel.