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David Laitin, PhD

  • James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science
  • Affiliated faculty at the Center for International Security and Cooperation
  • Affiliated faculty at The Europe Center

Department of Political Science
Stanford University
Encina Hall, W423
Stanford, CA 94305-6044

(650) 725-9556 (voice)
(650) 723-1808 (fax)

Biography

David Laitin is the James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science and a co-director of the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford. He has conducted field research in Somalia, Nigeria, Spain, Estonia and France. His principal research interest is on how culture – specifically, language and religion – guides political behavior. He is the author of “Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-heritage Societies” and a series of articles on immigrant integration, civil war and terrorism. Laitin received his BA from Swarthmore College and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

publications

Journal Articles
September 2004

Misunderestimating Terrorism

Author(s)
Misunderestimating Terrorism
Journal Articles
April 2004

Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States

Author(s)
Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States
Journal Articles
February 2003

Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War

Author(s)
Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War

In The News

Commentary

"Misunderestimating" terrorism

"Misunderestimating" terrorism
News

State Department doubles calculation of terrorism deaths, after flaws found by Laitin

State Department doubles calculation of terrorism deaths, after flaws found by Laitin
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