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University of California, Merced
Human rights, state repression, international organizations, torture
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My primary research and teaching interests include political violence, state repression, and human rights. The majority of my work focuses on how leaders make decisions regarding repression in the face of institutional constraints.

Recent Publications
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When Do Countries Respond to Terrorism with Torture?” (with Justin Conrad, James A. Piazza and James Igoe Walsh), The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, January 13, 2015.
Courtenay R. Conrad‘s research on torture allegations discussed in Rick Noack, “Most Countries are Against Torture — But Most Have Also been Accused of It,” The Washington Post, December 12, 2014.
Courtenay R. Conrad quoted on government torture in Eric Niiler, “Why We Torture When We Know It Doesn’t WorkDiscovery News, December 10, 2014.
Why Democracy Doesn’t Always Improve Human Rights,” European Politics and Policy, London School of Economics Blog, September 5, 2014.
Dictatorships and International Cooperation,” International Studies Quarterly, March 26, 2014.
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