Sarah Bush

Lightning Scholar

Sarah Bush is the Lightning Scholar at Perry World House, and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. The Lightning Scholars Program brings tenure-track faculty from around the world to Philadelphia for a semester or year of writing, fellowship, and bridging the gap between academia and the policy world. In 2015, she wrote The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators (Cambridge University Press). She received her PhD from Princeton University, and her BA from Northwestern University.

Expertise: Democracy, Populism, & Domestic Politics, Global Governance, Gender Equality, Human Rights, International Relations, Middle East

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