Walter is a Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. She is an expert on international security, with an emphasis on civil wars. Her current research is on the behavior of rebel groups in civil wars, including inter-rebel group fighting, alliances and the strategic use of propaganda and extremism. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago and did post docs at Harvard and Columbia Universities. Walter is on the editorial board of the American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and International Studies Quarterly. Walter co-founded the blog Political Violence @ a Glance (with Erica Chenoweth), winner of multiple blogging awards.


Institution / Affiliation : University of California, San Diego

Policy: Conflict and Violence