Angela Chesler is a PhD student in Peace Studies and Political Science with a specialization in international relations. Her research focuses on civil war, conflict termination, peace agreements and the costs of war. She is a Darby Fellow with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies for the academic year 2016-2017.
Angela holds a B.S. in both Economics and International Affairs from Georgia Tech as well as an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Angela conducted research for the United States Institute of Peace on various topics including conflict prevention and termination, CVE and post-conflict peacebuilding. Her research at USIP contributed to Institute publications as well as field trainings and educational seminars for diplomats and peace practitioners. She has also worked substantially with issue areas of human rights, immigration and refugees through organizations such as Amnesty International and Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services.