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Chris Meserole is a fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. He is an expert on religious and sectarian conflict, the causes and consequences of political violence, and the impact of technological innovation on foreign policy. His work has been featured or profiled in the New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, and other publications.

Meserole is currently working on evidence-based approaches to counterterrorism and countering violent extremism. His most recent research, for example, draws on advances in non-parametric machine learning to assess the impact of discriminatory rhetoric and regulation on the growth of extremist networks. By coupling novel data with new methodologies, Meserole’s work offers original insights into how best to respond to terrorism and political violence.

Meserole is also interested in the impact of technology on American foreign policy. As big data, artificial intelligence, and advanced robotics increasingly converge, state and non-state actors alike will compete to exploit each new technology. Meserole is currently researching how best to manage that competition so it yields a minimum of political violence and instability.

Meserole holds a bachelor’s from Harvard and a master’s from Yale Divinity School. He also has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Maryland.

Chris Meserole is a fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. He is an expert on religious and sectarian conflict, the causes and consequences of political violence, and the impact of technological innovation on foreign policy. His work has been featured or profiled in the New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, and other publications.

Meserole is currently working on evidence-based approaches to counterterrorism and countering violent extremism. His most recent research, for example, draws on advances in non-parametric machine learning to assess the impact of discriminatory rhetoric and regulation on the growth of extremist networks. By coupling novel data with new methodologies, Meserole’s work offers original insights into how best to respond to terrorism and political violence.

Meserole is also interested in the impact of technology on American foreign policy. As big data, artificial intelligence, and advanced robotics increasingly converge, state and non-state actors alike will compete to exploit each new technology. Meserole is currently researching how best to manage that competition so it yields a minimum of political violence and instability.

Meserole holds a bachelor’s from Harvard and a master’s from Yale Divinity School. He also has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Maryland.

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