Alexandre Debs is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University, where he is also the Faculty Director of the Nuclear Security Program in International Security Studies at the Jackson School of Global Affairs.

Alexandre’s research focuses on the causes of war, nuclear proliferation, and democratization. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in top political science and international relations journals, such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Organization, and International Security. He is the author of the book Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation (with Nuno Monteiro), published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. His Google Scholar page is here.

Alexandre received a Ph.D. degree in Economics from M.I.T., an M.Phil. in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, and a B.Sc. in Economics and Mathematics from Universite de Montreal.


Department of Political Science
Rosenkranz Hall, Room 311
Yale University
PO Box 208301
New Haven, CT 06520-8301
Email: alexandre.debs@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-3948

Office Hours

Alexandre is on leave in Spring 2024. For an office-hour appointment, please email him directly.