I am an Assistant Professor at The City University of New York | City College in the Department of Political Science.  I earned my Ph.D. from Yale University in political science with subfield certifications in comparative politics, international relations, Middle East politics, and methodology. My current research focuses on new approaches to citizen-building in the Middle East that aim to cultivate stronger market cultures driven by knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurship, which can compete more effectively under conditions of globalization and ward off radicalism. The title of my book project is Bedouins into Bourgeois: Remaking Citizens for a Global Market Era.  Earlier published research focuses on international security, non-state networks, and the social and organizational drivers of innovation. My work has been cited in Science and The New Yorker.

Before beginning my doctoral work, I earned an M.Phil. in international relations from the University of Cambridge, where I was a Gates Scholar. I co-authored an article in International Security challenging the conventional wisdom that networked structures make non-state actors particularly effective. I also hold a master's degree in information management from the University of California, Berkeley, where I studied technology and innovation.

Before Berkeley, I worked in international development for World Learning in Washington, D.C., with field assignments in Vietnam and the Balkans (the STAR network) focusing on women's entrepreneurial development. I earned my bachelor's degree from Columbia University in May 2003, with a major in philosophy and a minor in computer science. My childhood was split between Japan and the United States: the first nine years of my life were spent in Japan, where I was born, and the next nine years in Silver Spring, MD.


Calvert W. Jones
The City University of New York | City College
The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
Department of Political Science
North Academic Center, 4/138 B
160 Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031

Email: cjones3 AT ccny.cuny.edu
Skype: calvert.jones