Postdoctoral Fellow | Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute
Bret Barrowman is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute, where he conducts research youth civic and political engagement, closed and closing spaces, preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE), anticorruption policies, and political party development. Previously, he received a Ph.D. in Political Science from George Washington University, where his dissertation focused on political party building strategies and anticorruption programs in Georgia and Ukraine. He has also conducted research on youth participation in Georgia, international security and development issues in Eurasia, and has designed and implemented field experiments on voter contact and civic engagement in the United States. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science and Russian Studies from Stetson University, and an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
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