I am an ALM '18 graduate with a concentration in international relations. I have almost a decade of experience working with the US government, African regional institutions, and member states.  My primary interests include transnational security issues, great powers competition, and nationalist ideologies. I also worked as a research assistant at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Prior to Harvard, I received a BA in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and served as a US Army Captain (Ret.) from 2005-2010. I am a member of the American Political Science Association (APSA), International Political Science Association (IPSA), and Harvard Club of Italy.  

My thesis research, "African Spaghetti Bowl: Assessing State Rationales in African Peacekeeping Operations, 1999-2016," explored the key factors behind African state support for United Nations peacekeeping on the continent. Find it here.

R replication data is available on https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/african_spaghetti.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6525-7884

GitHub: http://zhadley.github.io