Jamie Levin is a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He earned his PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto and an MsC from the London School of Economics. His graduate work focuses on the role of weapons in the resolution of civil wars. Jamie’s work aims to demonstrate how weapons can be a stabilizing force in the resolution of conflict. Previously, Jamie was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with funding from The Azrieli Foundation. Prior to undertaking PhD studies, Jamie worked as a director of a not-for-profit organization engaged in peace process advocacy in New York City. His work has appeared in both the academic press and popular media, including: International PeacekeepingJournal of Peace Conflict and DevelopmentInternational PoliticsInternational Studies Reviewthe Palestine Israel JournalHarper’s Magazinethe Washington Post’s Monkey Cagethe WalrusHaaretz, the Jerusalem Post, the Toronto Star, and the National Post.