Daniel Aldrich, Ph.D.

AAAS Fellow

U.S. Agency for International Development







Daniel P. Aldrich is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University (on leave for academic year 2011-2012 as an AAAS fellow at USAID) who has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo’s Law Faculty in Japan, an Advanced Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Program on US-Japan Relations, a Visiting Researcher at Centre Américain, Sciences Po in Paris, France and a Visiting Professor at the Tata Institute for Disaster Management in Mumbai, India. He is a board member of the journals Asian Politics and Policy and Risk Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy and a Mansfield CGP Fellow. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Harvard University, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Daniel has focused on the ways in which state agencies interact with contentious civil society over the siting of controversial facilities such as nuclear power plants, airports, and dams and the role of social capital in resilience. He has published two books (SITE FIGHTS and BUILDING RESILIENCE) and more than 80 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, reviews, and OpEds.  His research has been funded by grants from the Abe Foundation, IIE Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Harvard’s Center for European Studies.