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As a Schwartz Fellow, Gopal will study the evolution of insurgencies and revolutionary movements in South Asia and the Middle East. He is working on a book about the U.S. war in Afghanistan, and also has reported regularly from throughout the Middle East, where he has covered the revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Syria. From 2007-2010, he was an Afghanistan-based correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and The Wall Street Journal. He is a graduate of New York University and did graduate work in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.