Welcome! I am Stephen Roblin, a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Department of Government, Cornell University. In 2019-2020, I will be a predoctoral fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.

My dissertation examines how wartime civilian harm by the U.S. military affects American public attitudes towards war. The project could not have been possible without support from the following organizations:

In addition to my work on the interaction between civilian harm and public opinion, I am interested in experimental survey methodology and the relationship between strategic communications from civil society organizations and American public attitudes towards U.S. policy. I currently have an article (co-authored with Sarah Kreps) on the effect of survey format on internal and external validity of survey experiments forthcoming in International Interactions.

Prior to studying at Cornell, I received my Masters in Public Policy from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Literature and Language from Morgan State University, and an Associate in Arts from the Community College of Baltimore County.

I also have experience addressing public health, international development, and governance challenges through my work at the Baltimore County Department of Health, Women’s Health and Action Research Center (Benin City, Nigeria), Partners for Development, and Global Integrity.