C. Christine Fair biography

C. Christine Fair



Who is C. Christine Fair?

C. Christine Fair is an assistant professor in the Center for Peace and Security Studies, within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Fair earned a PhD from the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization in 2004 and an MA in the Harris School of Public Policy in 1997 at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Center for Peace and Security Studies, within Georgetown University 's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, she has served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, a political officer to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in Kabul, and as a senior research associate within the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the United States Institute of Peace. Her research focuses upon political and military affairs in South Asia. She has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books including Treading Softly on Sacred Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations on Sacred Space; The Madrassah Challenge: Militancy and Religious Education in Pakistan, Fortifying Pakistan: The Role of U.S. Internal Security Assistance; among others and has written numerous peer-reviewed articles covering a range of security issues in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. She is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a senior fellow with the Counter Terrorism Center at West Point.


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