Harper Fine is an analyst at RAND. Working primarily in the area of defence and security at RAND Europe, her research interests include post-conflict state building, democratisation, countering violent extremism, and intelligence studies. In addition, she has worked on projects relating to emerging technologies and the security of critical national infrastructure. Fine has contributed to research projects for high-profile clients such as the UK Ministry of Defence and the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

Prior to RAND, Fine interned at the Carter Centre, where she worked on election monitoring and combatting electoral violence. She also interned for United States Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), focusing on veterans’ affairs and public relations. She holds a B.A. in political science from Emory University, and a M.Sc. in conflict studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her master’s dissertation focused on grassroots state building in conflict regions within the Middle East, specifically the West Bank and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (also known as Rojava).


M.Sc. in conflict studies, The London School of Economics and Political Science; B.A. in political science, Emory University

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