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Dirt road in a Colombian landscape at sunrise with fog between the mountains in the background.

Land Laundering on Narco-Frontiers

By combining academic ethnography with techniques from his earlier career as an investigative journalist, Ballvé believes we can see through such deceptions—as well as false perceptions--to help restore faith in governance in post-conflict places like rural Colombia.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the garden of the Presidential villa during the Casablanca Conference

When Allies Lie

In a recent paper, written with Jonathan Brown of Sam Houston State University and Alex Farrington of the University of Oregon, Professor Danielle Lupton explores why countries may want to intentionally fool their friends.