Andrew O’Donohue

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Government
Harvard University

aodonohue@g.harvard.edu

Welcome!

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. I study resistance to democratic erosion, political polarization, and the rule of law, with a focus on Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East.

I am the co-editor (with Thomas Carothers) of Democracies Divided: The Global Challenge of Political Polarization (Brookings Institution Press, 2019). My work has been published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Center for American Progress, Foreign Affairs, the German Marshall Fund, the Istanbul Policy Center, and the Washington Post.

At Harvard, I am an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and an affiliate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Prior to graduate school, I was a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a research fellow at Sabancı University's Istanbul Policy Center.

Book

Democracies Divided: The Global Challenge of Political Polarization (co-edited with Thomas Carothers). Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2019.
[Contents] [Introduction] [Turkey Chapter]

Policy Reports

  1. Political Polarization in South and Southeast Asia: Old Divisions, New Dangers (co-edited with Thomas Carothers). Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. August 2020.
  2. Turkey's Changing Media Landscape (with Max Hoffman and Alan Makovsky). Center for American Progress. June 2020.
  3. Polarization and the Pandemic (co-edited with Thomas Carothers). Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. April 2020.
  4. Turkey, Russia, and the West: Reassessing Persistent Volatility, Asymmetric Interdependence, and the Syria Conflict (with Senem Aydın-Düzgit and Evren Balta). Istanbul Policy Center. April 2020.

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