Carnegie Mellon University

Dov  Levin

Dov Levin

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Politics and Strategy


Dov H. Levin is a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie-Mellon University. He recently (September 2014) received his  Ph.D  from the University of California, Los Angeles in Political Science. His Ph.D Dissertation concerns the causes and effects of partisan electoral interventions by the great powers, attempting to determine why such interventions occur and what are their effects. He examines these questions utilizing a dataset (PEIG) he constructed of such U.S. and USSR/Russian interventions between 1946 and 2000 as well as, among other things, in-depth archival research into cases in which such an intervention had been seriously considered by a great power. He is currently studying the long-term effects partisan electoral interventions may have on their targets and their policy effectiveness for the intervener beyond determining the identity of the person/party in power.

At Carnegie Mellon, he teaches courses on International Relations and on American Politics. More information can be found on Dov’s webpage