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Calvert Jones

Assistant Professor


Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership


Political Science


NAC 138B

  • Profile

     Professor Jones' research focuses on state-initiated social engineering and the shaping of citizens in the Middle East, especially by fostering more entrepreneurial, market-oriented cultures. Her book project is entitled, "Bedouins into Bourgeois: Kings, Experts, and Citizen-Making in the United Arab Emirates." Her previously published research focuses on international security, non-state networks, and the social and organizational drivers of innovation. She has been cited in Science and The New Yorker.

  • Education

    Ph.D. Political Science, Yale University 2013

    M.Phil. International Relations, University of Cambridge 2007

    M.A. Information Management, University of California-Berkeley 2006

    B.A. Columbia University, 2003

  • Courses Taught

    PSC 104 World Politics

  • Publications

    "Exploring the Microfoundations of International Community: Toward a Theory of Enlightened Nationalism," International Studies Quarterly (in press)

    "A Horse of a Different Color: Exploring Classic Questions in New Ways,"  Newsletter of the American Political Science Association, Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (QMMR) 10(1) (2012).

    "Exploiting Structural Weaknesses in Terrorist Networks: Information Blitzkrieg and Related Strategies" in Ideas as Weapons: Influence and Perception in Modern Warfare, ed. G.J. David, Jr. and T.R. McKeldin III. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2009.

    "Assessing the Dangers of Illicit Networks: Why al-Qaeda May Be Less Dangerous Than Many Think," International Security 3(2) (2008). w/Mette Eilstrip-Sangiovanni

    "Networks Unleashed: Mobile Communications and the Evolution of Networked Organizations," in Displacing Place: Mobile Communication in the 21ts Century, ed. Sharon Kleinman. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2007. w/Patricia Wallace

    "Intelligence Reform: The Logic of Information Sharing," Intelligence and National Security 22(3) (2007).

    "Al Qaeda's Innovative Improvisers: Learning in a Diffuse Transnational Network," Cambridge Journal of International Security 19(4) (2006).

    "Open Source Disaster Recovery: Case Studies of Networked Collaboration," First Monday 11(5) (2006). w/Sarai Mitnick

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