Welcome to my personal website.
Michael Kalin is a Senior Advisor with the New York office of the Behavioral Insights Team and a PhD candidate in Political Science at Yale University. I have enduring interests in conflict, international security and foreign policy, with geographical expertise in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. Broadly speaking, my research agenda focuses on designing interventions that reduce prejudice between religious groups and evaluating their impact empirically.
For 2016-2017, I will be a Fellow at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, at the University of Denver.
Before attending graduate school, I worked for several years as a political analyst supporting the Government of Canada’s National Security Advisor, Prime Minister and Cabinet as well as a political officer in Afghanistan with the Canadian embassy in Kabul. I have also worked with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). I received an MPhil in Oriental Studies from Oxford University, and completed my BA at McGill University.