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Seth D. Kaplan

Seth D. Kaplan is a leading expert on fragile states, societies, and communities.

He is Senior Adviser for IFIT, a Professorial Lecturer in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, and consultant to multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and OECD as well as developing country governments and NGOs.

His latest book, Fragile Neighborhoods, offers a bold new vision for addressing social decline in America, one zip code at a time.

Areas of expertise: fragile states, fragile societies, fragile communities, neighbourhoods, social cohesion, conflict prevention, peacebuilding, political transitions, polarisation, social innovation, systems thinking, China.