Ben Oppenheim

Senior Non-Resident Fellow

Ben Oppenheim, PhD, is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at CIC. His research focuses on armed conflict, governance, global health, and development assistance. Current areas of focus including post-conflict reconstruction, the impact of aid in conflict areas, rumors and misinformation in unstable areas, and epidemic risk and preparedness.

Oppenheim’s research has been published in journals spanning a range of disciplines, including political science, public health and medicine, social science, and law. His work is informed by over a decade of engagement with aid and development organizations on program strategy, design, and evaluation, and he has served as a lead author on several flagship reports on international aid to fragile states and conflict-affected areas. His research has been supported by the World Bank, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Asian Development Bank, Open Society Foundations, and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

Oppenheim received his Ph.D and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and his B.A. from Wesleyan University. He has held academic fellowships at Stanford, Cambridge, and Uppsala Universities.