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Jason Levitt

Jason Levitt Jason Levitt is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in political science and is a presidential fellow for the Transcultural Conflict and Violence initiative at Georgia State University. Recently, he served as co-chair of the 2013 GSU Political Science Graduate Research Conference. His primary research interests are American foreign policy, Middle East politics, terrorism, economic sanctions, and techniques of nonviolent protest. He earned a M.A. in political science from Florida Atlantic University where he was president of the Middle East and National Security club, organizing and hosting a number of large campus events. He received a B.A. in political science and a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida, also becoming an award-winning political columnist for the largest student-run newspaper in the country, The Independent Florida Alligator. He recently co-authored an article that will be published in an upcoming issue of Terrorism and Political Violence that analyzes Inspire Magazine, the publication from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He is currently working on a number of projects which look at techniques of protest, including terrorism and nonviolent activism.