Department of Political Science
115 Prospect Street
New Haven CT, USA
University of Denver
Anna and John J. Sie
International Relations Complex
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver CO, USA
Welcome to my personal website.
Michael Kalin is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Yale University specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. 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 the causes and consequences of communal violence with particular interest in religious conflict. My dissertation, which focuses on Chad and Pakistan involves designing interventions that reduce prejudice and promote tolerance 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. I am also a Research Manager at the Analyst Institute.
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.