Michael Freedman is a PhD candidate in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His primary research examines the political behavior and influence of religious leaders in Israel, using automated text analysis of religious sermons, survey experiments, as well as in-depth fieldwork and interviews. Other work examines the behavior of the Mujahedeen and other revolutionary groups in Afghanistan. His work has been supported by the MIT Center for International Studies, the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, and the Israel Institute.
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