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Irina Chindea

Irregular warfare, cooperation and conflict among non-state armed groups, and informal governance structures

The World Within Reach
Irina Chindea
Visiting Assistant Professor
 

Address:
Draper Hall 304A
Phone:
518-442-5236

 

Introduction

Irina A. Chindea is a Visiting Assistant Professor at CEHC, and a research fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Her book manuscript explains the alliance behavior of criminal organizations, with a focus on crime groups active in the Western Hemisphere. Irina conducted extensive field research on the U.S.–Mexico border, in Colombia, El Salvador, Canada, and in gang-infested areas of Los Angeles. Irina's teaching and research interests include irregular warfare, cooperation and conflict among non-state armed groups, and informal governance structures. Her research was supported, among others, by the Bradley Foundation and the Smith Richardson Foundation. Irina has a Ph.D. in International Relations and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Prior to her graduate studies, Irina earned a BSc in Business Administration from the Academy of Economics in Bucharest, Romania, and worked as a senior analyst for the investment-arm of Raiffeisen Bank and for the Financial Advisory Services unit of KPMG Romania.

CEHC Courses Taught

CEHC Required Courses:

CEHC 310 Research Seminar

CEHC 343 Homeland Security

CEHC Elective Course:

RPOS 399 Criminal Groups: Threats to International Security

CEHC Areas of Expertise

Homeland Security

Gangs and Organized Crime

Terrorism

CEHC Research Interests

Irina's teaching and research interests include irregular warfare, cooperation and conflict among non-state armed groups, and informal governance structures.