Bryce Loidolt

Bryce Loidolt

Institute for Security & Conflict Studies, 605 S
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
[email protected]

Major- International Relations

Bryce Loidolt is a doctoral student in the Political Science Department at George Washington University and an adjunct researcher at the RAND Corporation. He has also served as adjunct faculty at National Defense University at Fort Bragg, NC, where he taught courses on political Islam and the social, economic, and political dimensions of Arab militaries. His research focuses on terrorism and counterterrorism, with a current interest in the relationship between military advising and recipient combat effectiveness.  At RAND, he recently assisted in coordinating and synthesizing findings from advanced quantitative models and qualitative analytic tools to inform US strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Bryce also worked as an adviser to Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan, where he helped the command implement and assess local policing efforts. Beyond Afghanistan, he has conducted field research in Egypt and Yemen. Through Arabic and English language research, Bryce’s work has appeared as RAND Corporation monographs and in scholarly journals such as Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Terrorism and Political Violence. A Southern California native, Bryce received his B.A. in Middle East Studies from Middlebury College, and his M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Curriculum Vitae


George Washington University (2014-­‐present)
  • Doctoral Studies, Political Science
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (2011-­‐2014)
  • Master of Arts, Political Science
Middlebury College Class of 2008 (Graduated with Highest Departmental Honors)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Middle East Studies
American University in Cairo (Study Abroad 2006-­‐2007)
  • Coursework: Arabic Language, Political Islam, Egyptian Law, Egyptian Politics