Last updated on: 5/1/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Anoop K. Sarbahi, PhD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?"
Reasoning:

“We find that drone strikes are associated with decreases in the incidence and lethality of terrorist attacks, as well as decreases in selective targeting of tribal elders… drone strikes, while unpopular, bolster US counterterrorism…

[O]ur findings provide key support for the hypothesis that new technologies – specifically, remote means of surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting – prove capable of disrupting and degrading militant organizations. In doing so, such technologies limit both the frequency and the lethality of militant attacks.”

Cowritten with Patrick B. Johnston, PhD, “The Impact of US Drone Strikes on Terrorism in Pakistan,” International Studies Quarterly, Jan. 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the legal or strategic use of drone strikes. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to drone strikes and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, 2014-present
  • Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer, Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University, 2011-2012 and 2013-2014
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2012-2013
  • Research Fellow, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010-2011
  • Research Fellow, Intrastate Conflict Program/International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2009-2010
  • Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar, United States Institute of Peace, 2008-2009
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for Manipur Studies, University of Manipur, 2008-2009
  • Visiting Scholar, Indian Council of Social Science Research, 2007-2008
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 2011
  • MPhil, Planning and Development, Indian Institute of Technology, 2002
  • BA, Political Science, Lucknow University, 1995
Other:
  • None found
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?