Dana Burde, PhD., is an Assistant Professor of International Education at New York University. Her research focuses on: (1) the effects of war on education and how international aid attempts to mitigate these effects, and (2) the relationship between education and political violence. She began conducting research in Afghanistan in 2005, assessing foreign aid to community-based education and girls’ access to schooling. In Pakistan she studies youth aspirations and their relationship to conflict or peace. Burde is author of Education for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan (Columbia University Press, 2014). Beyond the university, Burde’s experiences as an aid worker and international education consultant span 25 years and include work in Armenia, Bosnia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, and Mali.