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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Assistant Professor of Political Science

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 2020 by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, and sports and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.9 billion through more than 4,550 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world.

Held by Consuelo Amat

CONSUELO AMAT, Ph.D., is the SNF Agora Institute Assistant Professor of Political Science. She is also a senior research scholar at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Previously, Amat was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS).

She is interested in the study of state repression, armed and unarmed resistance, political violence, and the development of civil society in authoritarian regimes, with a regional focus in Latin America and Africa. She also studies quantitative and qualitative methods. The United States Institute of Peace, the John F. Enders Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, and Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies have supported her research.

Amat received her Ph.D. in political science with distinction from Yale University. She also holds an M.A. in conflict resolution from Georgetown University, and B.A. degree in international affairs and philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Amat was a USIP Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar. She has also worked at the Brookings Institution, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, Peace Action West, and Human Rights Watch.