Benjamin A. Valentino

Benjamin A. Valentino is an Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. His work focuses on the causes and consequences of violent conflict and American public opinion about the use of force.

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Naming crimes: genocide and public opinion in the United States

June 30, 2016
By: Benjamin A. Valentino & Ethan Weinberg 

Debates about the label “genocide” distract from the substantive discussion about whether and how to ...


Use of force: the American public and the ethics of war

July 2, 2015
By: Scott D Sagan & Benjamin A. Valentino
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Survey data suggest that most Americans weigh the ethics of war with a heavy bias towards protecting ...