Aaron Gold, from Raleigh, NC, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on the management of contentious issues with regards to three types of conflict processes. The first, interstate conflict, investigates the relationship between territory and armed conflict, the benefits of resolving contentious issues, and how non-territorial issues are managed. The second, terrorism, investigates the relationship between domestic and transnational terrorism, and factors such as regime type, economic development, and minority discrimination. The third, civil war, investigates how third party mediator bias and leverage lead to successful mediation in civil wars. His work has appeared in Conflict Management and Peace Science.
Please see his CV for a list of his published works and additional academic and professional experiences.