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Ahsan I. Butt

Associate Professor

Contact

abutt4@gmu.edu

703-993-3184

Research Hall Room 356, MSN: 3F4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Bio

Ahsan I. Butt is an Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His main research interests lie in nationalism, political violence, and South Asia. His book, Secession and Security: Explaining State Strategy Against Separatists, was published by Cornell University Press in 2017. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in peer-reviewed journals such as International Organization, Journal of Global Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Politics and Religion, and Security Studies, and has received generous support from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Mellon Foundation, the Stanton Foundation, and the United States Institute of Peace.

Areas of Research

  • Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • International Relations
  • International Relations Theory
  • Security Policy
  • South Asia