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Alexander Clayton

Justice, Law and Society

Alex Clayton is currently a PhD student in Justice, Law & Criminology with concentrations in Law & Society and Political Violence & Nonviolence. He holds a master's degree from American University in Justice, Law & Society and a bachelor's degree in Politics & Government from Western State Colorado University. Additionally, he has experience working in various law offices, the U.S. Senate, and with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. His research focuses on the intersection of law and conflict, specifically how the rule of law conditions the choice to use violence or nonviolence in civil conflicts. He also conducts research on the causes and effects of foreign fighter participation in civil wars. In 2015-2016, Alex was an inaugural fellow with the Peace & Violence Research Lab at American University.
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