Major: Comparative Politics
Minor: Quantitative Methods
Barnett is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the George Washington University. He received his B.A. in International Affairs and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies from The Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. He also holds a Certificate in Conflict Analysis from the United States Institute for Peace and a Certificate in Advanced Security in the Field from the United Nations System Staff College.
Barnett’s dissertation will examine how the unequal distribution of development aid provokes anger and ultimately support for insurgents and violent attacks in disadvantaged areas. He has presented a paper detailing the initial findings from a pilot study in Peru at the 2013 Congress of the Latin American Studies Association and is working to expand this research both temporally in Peru as well to the cases of Colombia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. To that end, Barnett presented a paper detailing the full research design at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
B.A. summa cum laude in International Affairs and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies, The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs.
Certificate in Conflict Analysis, United States Institute of Peace.
Certificate in Advanced Security in the Field, United Nations System Staff College.
Program Scholar, 2013 Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
Participant, Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS), Columbia University’s Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies, held at Cornell University.
Participant, Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program, The George Washington University.
“The Evolution of Peru’s Shining Path and the New Security Priorities in the Hemisphere,” In Reconceptualizing Security in the Western Hemisphere in the 21st Century, eds. Bruce M. Bagley, Hanna Kassab, and Jonathan Rosen (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, forthcoming) (lead author with Cynthia McClintock).
“Cooperation and Drug Policies: Trends in Peru in the 21st Century,” In Cooperation and Drug Policies in the Americas: Trends in the 21st Century, eds. Roberto Zepeda and Jonathan Rosen (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, December 18, 2014) (lead author with Cynthia McClintock).
“The Perils of Simultaneous COIN and Counternarcotics in Peru and Colombia,” E-International Relations (April 28 2014).
“El resurgimiento de sendero luminoso,” Air & Space Power Journal en Español XXII, no. 2 (2010): 24-32.