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Justin Key Canfil
Justin K. Canfil is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, minoring at Columbia Law School. He specializes in International Relations, and researches topics at the nexus of international law & institutions, innovation theory, and conflict. His dissertation investigates the effects of technological shocks on foreign/defense policy.
Prior to coming to Columbia, Justin worked as an international affairs and political professional. He has held a public policy fellowship in the United States Congress, served as an operative on several political campaigns, co-coordinated a White House ONDCP-DFC educational grant, and managed Track II public diplomatic programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of State at the Council on World Affairs in Cleveland.
A summa cum laude graduate of Ohio State University, he was also a visiting student at the University of Oxford (law) in 2010.