Doug Bond, PhD

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University

Doug Bond received a bachelor of science degree in technical communications from the University of Minnesota, as well as a master's degree in international communications and a doctorate in political science from the University of Hawaii. Upon completion of his PhD in 1985, he was a research fellow and held an assistant professorship at Kyungnam University in South Korea for three years. He moved to Harvard University's Center for International Affairs in 1988, where he led the development of PANDA (Protocol for the Assessment of Nonviolent Direct Action), which is used with news reports to identify, track, and analyze the evolution of political conflict. Bond founded Virtual Research Associates (VRA) in 1996 to design and build automated tools to advance his research.


  • PhD University of Hawaii, Manoa