Eric V. Larson

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Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. and M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; A.B. in political science, University of Michigan

Media Resources

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Overview

Eric Larson is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Larson's research focus includes jihadist strategy, ideology, propaganda, and discourse; influence operations, strategic communications, and information operations; irregular warfare; American and foreign attitudes toward U.S. military operations; media and public opinion; and social science approaches to national security analysis. Prior to joining RAND, he worked as a policy and systems analyst for the National Security Council. Larson received his A.B. in political science from the University of Michigan and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Recent Projects

  • Jihadist strategy, ideology, propaganda, and discourse
  • Influence operations, strategic communications, and information operations
  • Irregular warfare
  • American and foreign attitudes toward U.S. military operations
  • Foreign attitudes toward the United States

Selected Publications

Eric V. Larson and Bogdan Savych, American Public Support for U.S. Military Operations from Mogadishu to Baghdad, RAND Corporation (MG-231), 2006

Eric V. Larson et al., Ambivalent Allies? A Study of South Korean Attitudes Toward the U.S., RAND Corporation (TR-141), 2005

Eric V. Larson et al., Assuring Access in Key Strategic Regions: Toward a Long-Term Strategy, RAND Corporation (MG-112), 2004

Eric V. Larson and Bogdan Savych, Misfortunes of War: Press and Public Reactions to Civilian Deaths in Wartime, RAND Corporation (MG-441), 2003

Eric V. Larson, Casualties and Consensus: The Historical Role of Casualties in Domestic Support for U.S. Military Operations, RAND Corporation (MR-726), 1996

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: ABC; Chicago Tribune; China Jiangsu TV; Christian Science Monitor; Financial Times; The Guardian; Los Angeles Times; NBC; New York Times; Newsday; Reuters; Salon; Taiwan Central News Agency; Wall Street Journal; Washington Post; Yazhou Zhoukan (China)

Publications

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