David Berghel

Ph.D. Candidate


David Berghel is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on kinetic and digital regime counters to collective action and the politics of liberal democratization in light of advances in machine learning, mass data collection, digital avatars, and dual-use cyber and information warfare technologies.

Areas of interest include the Saharan Maghreb, Southwest Asia, and East Asia.

“The Chinese Cyber Regime- 5 Toolkits, the Arab Spring, and digital revolution impacts on democratization,” with Matthew Schmidt, working paper


M.S., National Security Studies, University of New Haven (2019)

B.A., Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, California Maritime Academy (2017)

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