Nick Lotito

Nick Lotito

Lecturer, Political Science and Global Affairs

Yale University

Welcome!

I’m a lecturer at Yale University, where I teach in the Department of Political Science and the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. My research focuses on civil-military relations and political violence, with an emphasis on North Africa and the Middle East.

Interests

  • International Security
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Middle East and North Africa

Education

  • PhD in Political Science, 2018

    Columbia University

  • MA in Political Science, 2013

    Columbia University

  • BA in Political Science, 2010

    Haverford College

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer

Yale University

Jul 2018 – Present New Haven

Projects

Public Trust in Authoritarian and Democratizing Armies

With Renanah Miles Joyce Global trust in the military. -- Across much of the developing world, the military is the most trusted public institution, often by a wide margin.

Origins of Coercive Institutions

Colonial origins of security forces in MENA.

Terrorism in Armed Conflict

Data project on the use of terrorism in civil war.

Soldiers and Societies in Revolt

Military organizational culture in the Arab Spring.

Publications

(2019). Trade-offs and Public Support for Security Reform during Democratic Transitions. Middle East Law & Governance, 11(2).

DOI

(2018). Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds: Rebel Funding Sources and the Use of Terrorism in Civil Wars. International Studies Quarterly, 62(4).

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