Analyst, Nonstate Actors Program, Human Security Unit
Calvin Wilder is an Analyst for the Nonstate Actors program at the New Lines Institute. Prior to joining the New Lines Institute, Calvin was a Research Assistant at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Program on Arab Politics, where his research focused on economic and humanitarian issues in territories held by non-state actors in Syria. He previously worked as a Research Assistant on the Chicago Project for Security and Threats (CPOST)’s Arabic Propaganda Analysis Team, translating and analyzing Arabic-language propaganda produced by ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other extremist groups. He was a Boren Scholar in Amman, Jordan from 2019-2020, working as a research and translation intern at Syria Direct, where he assisted with the outlet’s award-winning coverage of humanitarian and human rights issues in Syria.
Calvin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Chicago. He tweets at @CalvinWilder.