Seth D. Kaplan, Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Seth D. Kaplan is a Senior Adviser for the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT), and consultant to organizations such as the World Bank, USAID, State Department, United Nations, and African Development Bank.
Dr. Kaplan is the co-author of the United Nations – World Bank flagship report Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict (Winter 2017-18) and USAID’s Fragility Assessment Framework (Fall 2017). He was the lead author, coordinator, and managing editor of both an eight country comparative study for the United States Institute of Peace on social contract formation in fragile states and a 100-page flagship publication for the Institute for Integrated Transitions articulating a new approach to regime transitions in post-conflict and post-authoritarian countries.
Dr. Kaplan is the author of two books: Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Development (Praeger Security International, 2008) and Betrayed: Promoting Inclusive Development in Fragile States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He runs the website Fragile States.
Dr. Kaplan also teaches for the Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).