Andrew Wilder is an undergraduate capstone instructor at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs (2021-2022). He is the vice president of the Asia Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he oversees the Institute’s work in Asia to prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflict. Prior to joining USIP, Dr. Wilder served as research director for Politics and Policy at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University. From 2002 to 2005, he served as founder and director of Afghanistan's first independent policy research institution, the Kabul-based Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU). This was preceded by more than 10 years managing humanitarian and development programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan, including serving as the country director of the Pakistan/Afghanistan program of Save the Children, as well as holding positions with the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps.
Professor Wilder is the author of "The Pakistani Voter: Electoral Politics and Voting Behaviour in the Punjab" (Oxford University Press, 1999), and has written numerous book chapters, journal articles and other publications. His research has explored issues relating to drivers of conflict, state-building, reconstruction and stabilization efforts in Afghanistan, including examining the effectiveness of aid in promoting stabilization objectives in Afghanistan. He has also conducted extensive research on sub-national governance, elections and police reform efforts in Afghanistan, and on electoral politics and the politics of civil service reform in Pakistan.
Professor Wilder holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.