Jamie Levin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He earned his PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto and an MsC from the London School of Economics. His work focuses on the role of weapons in the resolution of civil wars. Jamie’s research demonstrates how weapons can be a stabilizing force in the resolution of conflict. Previously, Jamie was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with funding from the Azrieli Foundation. Prior to undertaking PhD studies, Jamie worked as a director of a not-for-profit organization engaged in peace process advocacy in New York City. His work has appeared in both the academic press and popular media, including: Journal of Peace Research, Foreign Policy, International Peacekeeping, International PoliticsInternational Studies Reviewthe Palestine Israel JournalHarper’s Magazinethe Washington Post’s Monkey Cagethe WalrusPolicy Options, Haaretzthe Jerusalem Postthe Toronto Star, and the National Post. Jamie is a Resident Fellow at the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government and a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Security and Development.