Geoffrey Macdonald
2015, IPSI
Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University


Geoffrey Macdonald’s research examines the intersection of political violence, peacebuilding, political parties, and democratic design. Geoffrey’s writing has been published by the United States Institute of Peace, The Washington Post, and various peer-reviewed journals. His work has also been supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, IFES Democracy Studies Fellowship, and visiting research positions at think tanks and universities around the developing world. He has conducted fieldwork in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, South Africa, Malawi, and the West Bank. In addition, he has served as a consultant on issues of conflict management and democratic design for the United States Institute of Peace and the International Republican Institute. Geoffrey holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.


Development, Peacebuilding, Electoral System Design

Selected Scholarly Publications