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Kai Thaler

  • PhD Student
  • Harvard University Department of Government
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Kai's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers

Recent publications

  • Avoiding the Abyss: Finding a Way Forward in Guinea-Bissau

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Professional experience

PhD Student

Department of Government, Harvard University

August 2012 - Present

Affiliated Researcher

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

June 2009 - Present


Handicap International

November 2011 - September 2012(10 months)


Centre for Social Science Research, University of cape Town

January 2010 - June 2011(a year)


M.Soc.Sc. in Sociology

University of Cape Town

January 2010 - Present

B.A. in Political Science

Yale University

September 2005 - May 2009(4 years)


I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Government at Harvard University. I am also an Affiliated Researcher of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS). Previously I was a research consultant for Handicap International, a Researcher at the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town, and a DGARQ/FLAD Research Fellow at the Portuguese national archives. My research interests include civil wars, regime transitions, violence, crime, genocide, and the politics of the Portuguese-speaking world. I hold a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and an M.Soc.Sc. in Sociology from the University of Cape Town.

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