Jason Hartwig

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Ph.D. Student in International Relations

Jason Hartwig is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate affiliate of the Penn Identity and Conflict Lab. His research focuses on armed conflict, identity, intervention, and state-building with an emphasis on micro-foundations of conflict and governance. His dissertation examines the construction of security orders during civil wars and the interaction between combatant territorial control and social cohesion of communities to manage intercommunal violence. Additional research examines the local effects of external intervention in Somalia and the relationship between military innovation and systemic wars. Previously, Jason served as an armor officer in the U.S. Army and in civilian security sector reform positions with extensive fieldwork in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia.