Robert Blair is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University. His research focuses on international intervention and the consolidation of state authority after civil war, with an emphasis on rule of law and security institutions.
He has conducted fieldwork on these and other questions in Colombia, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the International Growth Centre and USAID, among others. Robert also worked in various capacities for the the UN Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, the US Central Intelligence Agency’s Political Instability Task Force, Freedom House and the Small Arms Survey. His research has been published in the American Political Science Review and other venues.