Speaker: Andrei Roman, Ph.D. Candidate in Government, Harvard University
Andrei Roman is a Ph.D. candidate in Government at Harvard University. His research agenda is focused on the study of interrelationships among political cleavages, identities, and political behavior and seeks to integrate political science approaches with theories developed in sociology and social psychology. Andrei's dissertation proposes a new theoretical framework for understanding mass protest escalation in democratic settings, combining findings from extensive field research with statistical and experimental evidence. Andrei has applied his academic expertise to research on economic development (IQSS/IFMR, UNDP, and World Bank), sovereign risk analysis (Goldman Sachs), and political strategy consulting (APPM). He is the co-founder of Atlas Político (www.atlaspolitico.com), a digital start-up for political transparency and engagement that was launched in 2014 in Brazil is currently expanding across Latin America.