Jason Lyall is the inaugural James Wright Associate Professor of Transnational Studies at Dartmouth College. He also directs the Political Violence FieldLab at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. His research examines the effects and effectiveness of political violence in civil and conventional wars. His current projects include: (1) the relationship between inequality and violence; (2) assessing the effectiveness of aid programs in conflict settings; and (3) civilian casualties and the dynamics of blame attribution in civil wars. His recent book is: Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War, published by Princeton University Press.
Interview by Dartmouth student Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22. Music: Debussy Arabesque no 1. Composer: Claude Debussy