2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient

Jason Lyall
James Wright Chair in Transnational Politics and Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

Jason Lyall is the James Wright Chair in Transnational Politics and Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, where he directs the Political Violence FieldLab at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. Dr. Lyall uses historical evidence, field work, surveys, and experiments to better understand the effects of violence in conventional and guerilla wars. His 2020 book, Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War, examines how disparities in a society affects its army’s success in wartime. For his Carnegie project, Dr. Lyall will investigate the delivery of humanitarian aid in violent settings, seeking to understand when and why such programs can be effective instead of unintentionally prolonging conflicts.