Carnegie Mellon University

Daniel Silverman

Daniel Silverman

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Politics and Strategy

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Daniel is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on the dynamics of violent conflict, especially in the Middle East and wider Islamic world. He is particularly interested in the psychological factors – including the biases and misperceptions – that drive conflicts, and how they can be mitigated or leveraged to promote peace. 

To date, his research is published or forthcoming in journals like International Organization, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Security Studies, Political Research Quarterly, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Before arriving at CMU, he received his Ph.D. in political science at the Ohio State University and his B.A. in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. More detailed information is available on his website.


Silverman, Daniel. “Too Late to Apologize? Collateral Damage, Post-Harm Compensation, and Insurgent Violence in Iraq.” International Organization 1-19. Link.
Kaltenthaler, Karl, Daniel Silverman, and Munqith Dagher. “Nationalism, Threat, and Support for External Intervention: Evidence from Iraq. Security Studies 29(3): 549-573. Link.
Silverman, Daniel. “What Shapes Civilian Beliefs about Violent Events? Experimental Evidence from Pakistan.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 63(6): 1460-1487. Link.
Isani, Mujtaba Ali, and Daniel Silverman. “Foreign Policy Attitudes towards Islamic Actors: An Experimental Approach.” Political Research Quarterly 69(3): 571-582. Link.
Dagher, Munqith, Karl Kaltenthaler, and Daniel Silverman. “Ideas, Interests, and Information: The Sources of Iraqi Support for ISIS.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 41(10): 801-824. Link.