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Research Manager @resolvenet. Senior Program Specialist @USIP. @SmithCollege @ElliottSchoolGW Nerd of many flavors. RT's ≠ Endorsements.

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Armed groups can serve roles in #governance, public norms, order, #justice provision, and dispute resolution when… https://t.co/CALlcbBt03
Retweeted by Bethany McGannWas great working with @DanielAgbiboa on this effort! Understanding the historical origins of substate #armedgroupshttps://t.co/0fJC96Ehb6
10/15
2019
Since my 2017 African Affairs article is now available open access (!), I thought I'd use this opportunity to summa… https://t.co/G6RvuDwANW
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10/14
2019
My personal experiences of doing conflict related research for about 20 years. Research brokers are crucial for thi… https://t.co/sGkiNFTnWu
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10/12
2019
Excellent thread on the long term impacts of conflict in Syria as relates to foreign fighters from @resolvenet Rese… https://t.co/G9hBJXm6J6
10/10
2019
I rather like the cautionary tales angle to #counterterrorism #CVE #research.... Another excellent chapter in… https://t.co/XKuZMolD9NWhen the security landscape is complicated with state and #nonstate security forces, this will help unpack https://t.co/LqY9ie83aT
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10/8
2019
Our current @resolvenet #research initiative grapples with a complicated series of questions and decisions negotiat… https://t.co/CjISiFlKjS
10/7
2019
Please send me names of researchers who do gender/conflict/peacekeeping/security sector who have familiarity with q… https://t.co/OynZVycpKM
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10/5
2019
I came to this field in not a traditional way, but through my journey I’ve realized how important the Women, Peace… https://t.co/6YeBXEjTES
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10/2
2019
Printed immediately - invaluable resource for researchers and the research-curious alike! #PhDChat #AcademicChatter https://t.co/6zle1W8zwmThe latest chapter of the RESOLVE Edited Volume on #researching #violent extremism from @InmanKris is out! "Going… https://t.co/8VcDNVTrHJ
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10/1
2019
I stan a queen. https://t.co/AaFHNqEKYO
9/28
2019
@Jenkinsbd @wcapsnet Sent in my app! Love this network. @robertcaruso @megabus @MegabusHelp Great time to finish fellowship apps, I suppose.... @robertcaruso @megabus @MegabusHelp Thanks for your help! Still stuck though. https://t.co/AwtHXNEeFk @megabus @MegabusHelp Sent. Thank you for responding. @robertcaruso @megabus @MegabusHelp I've arrived at the place where the worst part is the American girl refusing to… https://t.co/bluET8Z2KlArmed groups are prone to instability and fragmentation, but what explains variation among the new groups that emer… https://t.co/cjSXlKsoqA
Retweeted by Bethany McGann @robertcaruso @megabus @MegabusHelp Doors just opened for air. Appreciate the driver is in a tough spot and can't l… https://t.co/huLFxP0CwG @robertcaruso @megabus @MegabusHelp Appreciate the boost! @robertcaruso @robertcaruso @megabus @MegabusHelp Our options are to basically hunger games each other to get on passing buses to… https://t.co/IMWpxPHrpFHi @megabus @MegabusHelp - 4pm bus to NYC broke down midway between DC and Baltimore. No eta on mechanic arrival or… https://t.co/XzdjmWgHWHImportant pieces on the psychological toll of researching violent extremism on researchers from: @charliewinter -… https://t.co/cyabuON5E3
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9/27
2019
@rmaghrebi Aw man! You'll have to tell me all about it next we meet ^_^
9/26
2019
@KateiraA September 25, in the year of our [preferred deity] 2019, @KateiraA won the @smithcollege #SCMountainDay internet. @HannahAllum @SeamusHughes @AmarAmarasingam @ChloeColliver2 @elananewman @alexdibranco Having touched on this in my… https://t.co/zMtrBy7wWe
Retweeted by Bethany McGannWant to hear more from us? Want to know what the Network is up to? Sign up to the RESOLVE newsletter delivering… https://t.co/M9lIBxn7gV
Retweeted by Bethany McGann.@KateiraA is a top notch colleague :) https://t.co/09dzX57oE0 @missyourdy I'm literally about to clear my schedule and make this my only task. https://t.co/k8eATYSFaHHelp me out #DC, I need the finest cider donuts deliverable to foggy bottom. #MountainDay https://t.co/oLShiEhIjJ
9/25
2019
The work of researchers is essential when it comes to understanding the evolving terrorist threat. But at what cost… https://t.co/SMfRtov6Mf
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9/23
2019
Spend some time this weekend reading this great new work from @Prof_Henshaw et al on women in leadership in armed g… https://t.co/YV7XV4ugPL
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9/21
2019
@NPR @gwupoe Cheers to @alexdibranco and fellow #girlgamers in the field. Cosign. https://t.co/M4Jru3SyXBImportant topic, glad to see @NPR and our @gwupoe friends covering it! https://t.co/rwdGlC1pMO
9/20
2019
@RossFrenett https://t.co/2EtzLsEXcoCheck out the new special issue of Small Wars & Insurgencies, on "Gender, Insurgency and Terrorism"… https://t.co/1FHOXMxt63
Retweeted by Bethany McGann @BraniffBill @resolvenet Finishing the week like https://t.co/39m26UFnnKSaw it somewhere in the #RESOLVEForum hashtag, but if you look closely, several of our presenters left Easter eggs… https://t.co/yefWwyJHGUOld enough to remember when this was a controversial thing to say #RESOLVEForum https://t.co/2FDBqUe6Yg
Retweeted by Bethany McGann @Kkf50 @resolvenet @BraniffBill @USIP Not an answer to your question, but a session later in the day highlighted th… https://t.co/18rku6bWktThe life span of #terrorist groups is around one year, so groups might not be the right unit of analysis to underst… https://t.co/I4LMGqWxQS
Retweeted by Bethany McGannComing to the end of long and productive day here at #RESOLVEForum. Hats off to @resolvenet’s phenomenal team… https://t.co/sQYaIS3z6v
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9/19
2019
The house stayed incredibly full for the fourth #RESOLVEForum @USIP! Well done all, learned a lot - and had fun on… https://t.co/wBBHBQZCVb#RESOLVEForum Final Words! https://t.co/fHhp1mihxt#RESOLVEForum final words https://t.co/05JZDeOnaw"Now it's goring your ox" = adding to my happy hour vocabulary with equi/multifinality. #RESOLVEForumHey @will_mccants your name is a topic on stage at #RESOLVEForum @USIP by @Benjamin05055 and dankimmage. Next year come to the stage!
Retweeted by Bethany McGann.@CSOAsstSec has more phds on staff than any other department at State. #swagDo the folks leaving now know there's a reception set up and ready to go following #RESOLVEForum........come mingle… https://t.co/8q6fduX90sNext time at #RESOLVEForum - do you need a PhD to do research?BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT (BLUF)! #DC #Bingo #RESOLVEForumEnd of #RESOLVEForum jokes: what's the difference between #CT and #CVE again? *dies*Keep us in your diary @Drjohnhorgan ! Always lovely having you with us here in DC. #RESOLVEForum https://t.co/dHws2cZ4TDThe interagency generally isn't the best at pivoting...... #RESOLVEForumGREAT POWER COMPETITION! #DC #Bingo #RESOLVEForumGREY WARFARE! #DC #Bingo #RESOLVEForum#RESOLVEForum - It's important to understand why attitudes shift following traumatic events, and the role of securi… https://t.co/5XH31wsO71#DC after #RESOLVEForum https://t.co/WzmX22VmV4*Tens* of billions spent on counter terrorism Preventing terrorism, however? Mostly lip service. https://t.co/JkQ52U4Ya4
Retweeted by Bethany McGannGrievances are always legitimate to those who hold them. Those at the top of the structural violence chain will alw… https://t.co/fr6K2kg1EHZombie budgeting (bad habits) is as much a challenge as bad policy in #CT #CVE - Mike Nagata #RESOLVEForumRaised this great work from @EmilyCEstelle on a #SalafiJihadi group in Burkina Faso today at the #ResolveForum. Gre… https://t.co/qjpddajZGS
Retweeted by Bethany McGannDan Benjamin @Benjamin05055 and Mike Nagata are giving me life. #RESOLVEForum #thebestmanelMentioned a lot today. Can read the #Stabilization Assistance Review and the 11 focus countries here: https://t.co/vAkLVgPn1n #RESOLVEForumPeople will choose an unpleasant #certainty over full #uncertainty. The greatest uncertainty today is how to preven… https://t.co/sFHy1SaTCl
Retweeted by Bethany McGann5G!!! #DC #Bingo #RESOLVEForumUnderstanding and untangling the infiltration or deliberate coalition building between VEOs and hyper local non-sta… https://t.co/WGQiWcKWlkDefeat and the language of war and victory bring satisfaction, but rarely resolution to conflict. #CT #CVE #RESOLVEForumWe use, fund, and support #research, including RESOLVE. - Christopher Runyan @USAID Africa Bureau #RESOLVEForum T… https://t.co/Aa8ZLozYQ0
Retweeted by Bethany McGann.@USAIDAfrica has been a key supporter of @resolvenet #research and partner, including our current initiative focus… https://t.co/uvdRYAg07l @NatSecCiv https://t.co/7cUKociEkxIs a researcher background consistent with the personnel requirements in government hiring? #RESOLVEForumWHOLE OF GOVERNMENT APPROACH! #DC #Bingo #RESOLVEForum#Research suffers from inconsistent or non-existent policy support. - Mike Nagata #RESOLVEForum #louderforthefolksinthebackWhile Amb. Benjamin’s apology for the #manel is appreciated, the experience on the stage for the #RESOLVEForum ‘s l… https://t.co/CrMIvJYCIv
Retweeted by Bethany McGannAppreciate the self-awareness on our only #manel of the day: "many of these men work for women who couldn't be here today." #RESOLVEForumThe final policy panel of the #RESOLVEForum with Amb. Daniel Benjamin, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert… https://t.co/ufeEgvFsDA
Retweeted by Bethany McGannThe movement for participatory action research is alive! See the @USIP PAR team's recent research here:… https://t.co/NUJvTkUWObThe main theories of international organizations on motives for joining the #Taliban were #ideology and #religion.… https://t.co/q2KkI8iQbN
Retweeted by Bethany McGannCareer foreign fighters vs first timers in conflict. #RESOLVEForum https://t.co/TPFFFcbl0nThe average returnee who becomes involved in a domestic attack does so in appx 6 months or fewer. - @drdavidmalet #RESOLVEForumWith participatory action research, the #research question is what comes out from the process, not what the researc… https://t.co/R2WY5Sjpm8
Retweeted by Bethany McGannParticipatory action research produces better data, deeper relationships, and more understanding. It pushes us out… https://t.co/zBk1QoAqjr
Retweeted by Bethany McGannProcesses like PAR and everyday peace indicators @everydaypeace make the obvious implicit - communities know what t… https://t.co/ELdJdDvpf3PAR empowers communities to shape and change their communities through locally informed research that integrates th… https://t.co/ni37BzaHRoImportant questions #RESOLVEForum https://t.co/dYkkTgHgFj
Retweeted by Bethany McGannForeign fighter in #Kosovo connects experiences from the #Kosovo #war and the #Syrian #conflict. However, there is… https://t.co/atD04pxPz7
Retweeted by Bethany McGannOver and over, recollections of a war decades past surface in interviews with foreign fighters. How many wounds lef… https://t.co/dpOqTu3cUoYou have to go local, change the perception of norms people care about. If you can change norms, you can change beh… https://t.co/9dmSdfAM9B
Retweeted by Bethany McGannPerson to person interaction is critical. Dont change beliefs, change perceptions around norms - use of violence im… https://t.co/pvon74eDAn.@NafeesHamid shows us how the brains of radicalized people respond when sacred values are triggered. #RESOLVEForum https://t.co/q5a8e4RFIL.@NafeesHamid starts our post-lunch sessions with a discussion of #Neuroscience and #CVE. #RESOLVEForum https://t.co/vI5IP9CJVB
Retweeted by Bethany McGannThe more sacred values enter into conflict, the more intractable that conflict becomes - @NafeesHamid #RESOLVEForumWhat do we call an all female (token male moderator) panel? AWESOME. #RESOLVEForum @resolvenet @LindaBishaihttps://t.co/O78BUMDLQzHow do we go local when the state is a bad partner? At what point do we acknowledge the partner is bad? Divergence… https://t.co/bx56KBlV61Local governance is key, but I think one element missing from the discussion (perhaps a minor-ish nuance) is LEGITI… https://t.co/1vYQTbYnGvOn Far Right/Right Wing Extremism,: We can't be selective about which violent extremism makes us feel better to add… https://t.co/1RcNuNTRTESometimes resilience is a joint effort against the oppressive state - ever complicated....... #RESOLVEForumShoutout to our European (and British - ha) partners in the audience. How do we effectively coordinate at all level… https://t.co/Xt3iVhtkQd
9/18
2019

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