Dipali Mukhopadhyay is a senior expert on the Afghanistan peace process for the U.S. Institute of Peace.
She joined USIP after eight years on the faculty at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She also joins the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota as an associate professor in global policy in the fall of 2020. Her research is concerned with the relationships between political violence, state building, and governance during and after war—with a geographical focus on Afghanistan and Syria.
Mukhopadhyay is the author of “Warlords, Strongman Governors and the State in Afghanistan”and the co-author of the forthcoming “Good Rebel Governance: Revolutionary Politics and Western Intervention in Syria.” Mukhopadhyay is vice president of the American Institute of Afghan Studies and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2016, she was a visiting scholar at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation.
She earned her doctorate from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and her bachelor’s in political science from Yale University. She held a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University.