Trevor Johnston

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Associate Political Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Washington Office


Ph.D in political science, University of Michigan


Trevor Johnston is an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. He is broadly interested in the political economy of conflict and development. He works on security sector assistance, partner nation interoperability, and conflict stabilization in the Middle East.

Before coming to RAND, Johnston studied labor and welfare policies in the Persian Gulf and worked on structural reform in North Africa. From 2015 to 2017, Johnston was a Middle East Initiative Fellow in the Belfer Center at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.


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