Title: Why do States Give? State Altruism in International Policy, Politics, and Theory
PhD Supervisor and Co-Supervisor: David Sylvan and James Hollway
Alessandro Regio is a doctoral candidate in the International Relations/Political Science department. His dissertation focuses on state behavior and political psychology. Using development data from traditional donor states, he examines if and how altruistic states can be with their aid budgets and deployment strategies. By doing so, he develops a standardised method of measuring this activity in order to better predict future aid budgeting priorities. He has a Master in International Policy Studies and Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Bachelor in Philosophy and Political Science and Certificate in European Studies from the University of Washington.