C. Christine Fair

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C. Christine Fair (born 1968) is an associate professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Fair earned a PhD from the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization in 2004 and an MA from the Harris School of Public Policy in 1997 at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), Fair served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation,[2] a political officer to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in Kabul, and as a senior research associate at the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the United States Institute of Peace. Her research focuses upon political and military affairs in the Indian Subcontinent. She has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books including Treading Softly on Sacred Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations on Sacred Space (OUP, 2008); The Madrassah Challenge: Militancy and Religious Education in Pakistan (USIP, 2008), Fortifying Pakistan: The Role of U.S. Internal Security Assistance (USIP, 2006); among others and has written numerous peer-reviewed articles covering a range of security issues in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. She is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a senior fellow with the Counter Terrorism Center at West Point.

Fair has published extensively on South Asian political and military affairs and has also testified before the United States Congress several times about these issues.[3] Fair has published several articles defending the use of drones and has been critical of analyses by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other humanitarian organizations. [4] Her pro-drone stance has been criticized, and she has been accused of having conflicts of interests.[5]

Selected publications[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Carol Christine Fair". Explore.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  2. ^ "C. Christine Fair". RAND. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  3. ^ "C. Christine Fair". Christinefair.net. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  4. ^ "Ethical and methodological issues in assessing drones' civilian impacts in Pakistan". Washignton Post. 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  5. ^ Norton, Ben (4 November 2015). "'I AM a rambo b**ch': Meet the drone defender who hates neo-cons, attacks Glenn Greenwald — and may have conflicts of her own". Salon. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 

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