At START headquarters 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, START Research Director Amy Pate will discuss her recent experience conducting field research in Nigeria. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is appreciated.
Pate is the Research Director at START. She earned a Ph.D. in Government and Politics (Comparative Politics and International Relations) from the University of Maryland in 2007. Prior to joining START as a researcher in 2011, Pate was research director (2007-2011) and project coordinator (2003-2005, 2006-2007) of the Minorities at Risk Project, based in the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland. Pate is a specialist in international relations and comparative politics, with particular foci on ethnic politics, democratization, political instability, terrorism, transnational organized crime, and counterinsurgency/counterterrorism.