Alexander Dukalskis

Alexander Dukalskis earned a dual Ph.D. in Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame where his research focused on authoritarian regimes, transitional justice, and international human rights norms. Alex's dissertation examined the ways in which dominant state ideologies in North Korea and Burma help sustain authoritarian rule and he has conducted fieldwork in Myanmar, Thailand, and Korea for this project. Alex has also worked with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) and the Open Society Institute (OSI) to help build debate clubs and networks of young people in, among other places, China, Burma, Israel & the West Bank, Nepal, Uganda, Bangladesh, Mongolia, and Jordan. Alex's published work is in print or forthcoming in Human Rights Quarterly, the Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Review, Communist & Post-Communist Studies, and Democratization.

Alexander Dukalskis, 2014