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Carr Center names Arkin fellow

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William Arkin will join the Kennedy School of Government’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy as a policy fellow for the spring semester, it was announced in January. A Washington Post online columnist and NBC News military analyst, Arkin is also an adjunct professor at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, U.S. Air Force, where he is completing a study of airpower in the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war. Arkin started his career as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst and has since worked in a variety of nongovernmental organizations on arms control and military affairs.

While at the Carr Center, Arkin will be completing a monograph titled “Why Civilians Die,” based upon a comprehensive database of military conflicts in the precision era, and he will be completing his chapter for Sarah Sewall’s upcoming edited volume, “In Search of the Perfect War,” analyzing the civilian effects of collateral damage in recent U.S. wars.