Andrew J. Coe is a political scientist with appointments as an Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations of the University of Southern California (USC) and an adjunct member of the research staff of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). His work is devoted to understanding the causes and consequences of violent conflict in human civilization. His research involves the development and analysis of game-theoretic models of various aspects of conflict, often drawing on the principles of economic theory and his experience working for the U.S. government on national security policy. He has taught a variety of courses, whose subject matter ranges across psychology, economics, political science, policy analysis, and a bit of evolutionary biology. For more, see his personal website.
Campbell Craig is a Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Cardiff University. Professor Craig has held senior fellowships at Yale University, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the European University Institute, and, most recently, at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Bristol, and has given invited lectures at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Chicago, Columbia, Cambridge, Sciences-Po, the Free University of Berlin, the London School of Economics, University of Copenhagen, and other universities. He has published in several major journals, the New York Times and the London Review of Books. His most recent books are The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War (Yale University Press, with Sergey Radchenko), and America’s Cold War: the Politics of Insecurity (Harvard University Press, with Fredrik Logevall); forthcoming work includes a book on US unipolar preponderance and nuclear nonproliferation, co-written with Jan Ruzicka, to be published by Cornell University Press. For more, see his department webpage.
Alexandre Debs is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he is also a Research Fellow at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and co-Director of the Leitner Program of International and Comparative Political Economy. He is interested in the causes of war, nuclear proliferation, and democratization. His previous work has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, the Economics of Peace and Security Journal, International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. His book manuscript, Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation (with Nuno Monteiro), is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. 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. For more, see his personal website.
James D. Fearon is Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies. His research focuses on political violence—interstate, civil, and ethnic conflict in particular. In addition he has worked on aspects of democratic theory and the impact of democracy on foreign policy. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, including “How Does Development Assistance Affect Collective Action Capacity? Results from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia” (co-authored with Macartan Humphreys and Jeremy Weinstein, in American Political Science Review), “Self-Enforcing Democracy” (Quarterly Journal of Economics), “Iraq’s Civil War” (Foreign Affairs), “Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States” (co-authored with David Laitin, in International Security), “Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War” (co-authored with David Laitin, in American Political Science Review), and “Rationalist Explanations for War” (International Organization). Fearon was elected member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2012 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002. He has been a Program Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research since 2004. He served as Chair of the Department of Political Science at Stanford from 2008-2010. For more, see his personal website.
Matthew Fuhrmann is an associate professor of political science and Ray A. Rothrock ‘77 Fellow at Texas A&M University. He was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow in 2016 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. During the 2016-17 academic year, he will hold a visiting appointment at Stanford University. His research focuses on international relations, nuclear proliferation, and armed conflict. He is the author of Atomic Assistance: How “Atoms for Peace” Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity (Cornell University Press, 2012) and the coauthor of Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy (Cambridge University Press, 2016). His work has been published or is forthcoming in peer reviewed journals such as American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Journal of Politics. He has also written opinion pieces for The Atlantic (online), The Christian Science Monitor, Slate, and USA Today. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow him on Twitter @mcfuhrmann. For more, see his personal website.
Eliza Gheorghe is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow in the Belfer Center’s International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University. She holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford. She writes on reactive proliferation within alliances, nuclear technology transfers, nuclear sharing, and smuggling networks. Eliza was a fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies (2011-2014), a George Abernethy predoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center in Bologna (2013-2014), and a postdoctoral fellow at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University (2014-2015). She has taught classes on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and nuclear proliferation. She holds an M.A. with distinction in Security Studies from Georgetown, where she was a Fulbright scholar. For more, see her fellowship website.
Charles L. Glaser is professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Elliott School’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University. His research focuses on international relations theory and international security policy. Professor Glaser’s book, Rational Theory of International Politics was published by Princeton University Press in 2010. His research on international relations theory has focused on the security dilemma, defensive realism, the offense-defense balance, and arms races, including “When Are Arms Races Dangerous?” in International Security (2004). His recent publications on U.S. nuclear weapons policy include “Counterforce Revisited” (with Steve Fetter), International Security (2005), and “National Missile Defense and the Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy” (with Fetter) International Security (2001). Professor Glaser’s work on American Cold War nuclear weapons policy culminated in his book, Analyzing Strategic Nuclear Policy (Princeton 1990). Professor Glaser holds a Ph.D. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He received a BS in Physics from MIT, and an MA in Physics and an MPP from Harvard. Before joining the George Washington University, Professor Glaser was the Emmett Dedmon Professor of Public Policy and Deputy Dean at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He has also taught political science at the University of Michigan; was a visiting fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford; served on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon; was a peace fellow at the United States Institute of Peace; and was a research associate at the Center of International Studies at MIT. For more, see his department webpage.
Avery Goldstein is the David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations in the Political Science Department, Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Associate Director of the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on international relations, security studies, and Chinese politics. He is the author of Rising to the Challenge: China’s Grand Strategy and International Security (Stanford University Press, 2005), Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century: China, Britain, France and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2000), and From Bandwagon to Balance of Power Politics: Structural Constraints and Politics in China, 1949-1978 (Stanford University Press, 1991). Among his other publications are articles in the journals International Security, International Organization, Journal of Strategic Studies, Security Studies, China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Comparative Politics, Orbis, and Polity as well as chapters in a variety of edited volumes. Goldstein is also a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. For more, see his department webpage.
Joanne Gowa is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Professor Gowa’s interests include international relations, international political economy, and the relationship between democracies and international disputes. She is the author of Closing the Gold Window: Domestic Politics and the End of Bretton Woods; Allies, Adversaries, and International Trade; and Ballots and Bullets: The Elusive Democratic Peace; and author of articles on political economy, trade and monetary policy, and democracy and disputes. She is a member of the editorial boards of World Politics and International Organization and is a trustee of Tufts University. Professor Gowa has been a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in international security, a MacArthur Foundation Grant for Research and Writing, and a NSF POWRE grant. For more, see her department webpage.
Brendan Rittenhouse Green is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. His primary research areas are nuclear strategy, the politics of the Cold War, liberalism and American Grand Strategy, and military operations. He has published in several top security studies journals, including International Security, the Journal of Strategic Studies, and Security Studies. Recently, his “Stalking the Secure Second Strike: Intelligence, Counterforce, and Nuclear Strategy,” with Austin Long, received the 2014 Amos Perlmutter Prize for best article by untenured professors in the Journal of Strategic Studies. He holds an A.B. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D in Political Science from MIT.
Robert Jervis (Ph.D., California at Berkeley, 1968) is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics and has been a member of the Columbia political science department since 1980. He has also held professorial appointments at the University of California at Los Angeles (1974-1980) and Harvard University (1968-1974). In 2000-2001, he served as President of the American Political Science Association. Professor Jervis is co-editor of the “Cornell Studies in Security Affairs,” a series published by Cornell University Press, and a member of numerous editorial review boards for scholarly journals. His publications include Perception and Misperception in International Politics, The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution, System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life, American Foreign Policy in a New Era, and Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Fall of the Shah and Iraqi WMD, and several edited volumes and numerous articles in scholarly journals. For more, see his department webpage.
Colin Kahl is currently serving as National Security Advisor to Vice President Joseph Biden. He is an associate professor in the Security Studies Program in Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is also a senior fellow and director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, a nonpartisan think tank. From February 2009 to December 2011, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East. He has published widely on Middle East policy, as well as the causes and responses to civil and ethnic conflict. He previously taught in the political science department at the University of Minnesota, and received fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations and Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in political science/international relations from Columbia University in 2000 and his BA in political science from the University of Michigan in 1993. For more, see his department webpage.
Andrew Kydd received his Ph. D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1996 and taught at the University of California, Riverside and Harvard University before joining the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2007. His interests center on the game theoretic analysis of international security issues such as proliferation, terrorism, trust, and conflict resolution. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, World Politics, and International Security, among other journals. His book, Trust and Mistrust in International Relations, was published in 2005 by Princeton University Press and won the 2006 Conflict Processes Best Book Award. For more, see his department webpage.
David A. Lake is the Jerri-Ann and Gary E. Jacobs Professor of Social Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. Lake has published widely in international relations theory and international political economy. His most recent book is The Statebuilder’s Dilemma: On the Limits of External Intervention (2016). In addition to nearly 100 scholarly articles and chapters, he is the author of Power, Protection, and Free Trade: International Sources of U.S. Commercial Strategy, 1887-1939 (1988), Entangling Relations: American Foreign Policy in its Century (1999), and Hierarchy in International Relations (2009). He has also co-edited ten volumes on a variety of topics in international political economy, security studies, and international organizations. He is co-author of a comprehensive textbook on World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions (Third Edition 2016). Lake was the co-editor of the journal International Organization (1997-2001), founding chair of the International Political Economy Society (2005-2012), Program Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (2007), and President of the International Studies Association (2010-2011). He is President-Elect of the American Political Science Association (2015-2016; President 2016-2017). At UCSD, Lake has served as Research Director for International Relations at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (1992-1996 and 2000-2001), chair of the Political Science department (2000-2004), Associate Dean of Social Sciences (2006-2015), Acting Dean of Social Sciences at UCSD (2011-12), and Director of the Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research (2013-2015). The recipient of UCSD Chancellor’s Associates Awards for Excellence in Graduate Education (2005) and Excellence in Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (2013), he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006 and a was fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2008-2009. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1984 and taught at UCLA from 1983-1992. For more, see his personal website.
Keir A. Lieber is Associate Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University. Lieber’s research and teaching interests include the causes of war; nuclear weapons, deterrence, and strategy; U.S. foreign policy; and international relations theory. He is author of War and the Engineers: The Primacy of Politics over Technology (Cornell University Press, 2005, 2008) and editor of War, Peace, and International Political Realism (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009). His articles have appeared in leading scholarly and foreign policy publications – most recently in International Security, Foreign Affairs, and the Atlantic Monthly. He has been awarded fellowships from the Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, Earhart Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and Smith Richardson Foundation. He is currently writing a book (with Daryl Press, Dartmouth College) on nuclear weapons and international relations. Lieber received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a proud product of the D.C. public schools. For more, see his department webpage.
Austin Long (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Previously, he worked as an associate political scientist for the RAND Corporation, serving in Iraq as an analyst and advisor to the Multinational Force Iraq and the U.S. military. He also worked as a consultant to MIT Lincoln Laboratory on a study of technology and urban operations in counterinsurgency. Professor Long is the author of Deterrence–From Cold War to Long War: Lessons from Six Decades of RAND Research and On “Other War”: Lessons from Five Decades of RAND Counterinsurgency Research. He was co-founder of the Working Group on Insurgency and Irregular Warfare at the MIT Center for International Studies and is a participant in the RAND Counterinsurgency Board of Experts. He has also taught on international security at Clark University. For more, see his department webpage.
John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. He graduated from West Point in 1970 and then served five years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He then started graduate school in political science at Cornell University in 1975. He received his Ph.D. in 1980. He spent the 1979-1980 academic year as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs from 1980 to 1982. During the 1998-1999 academic year, he was the Whitney H. Shepardson Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Professor Mearsheimer has written extensively about security issues and international politics more generally. He has published five books: Conventional Deterrence (1983), which won the Edgar S. Furniss, Jr., Book Award; Liddell Hart and the Weight of History (1988); The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (2001), which won the Joseph Lepgold Book Prize and has been translated into eight different languages; The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (with Stephen M. Walt, 2007), which made the New York Times best seller list and has been translated into twenty-one different languages; and Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics (2011), which has been translated into ten different languages. He has also written many articles that have appeared in academic journals like International Security, and popular magazines like Foreign Affairs and the London Review of Books. Furthermore he has written a number of op-ed pieces for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times dealing with topics like Bosnia, nuclear proliferation, American policy towards India, the failure of Arab-Israeli peace efforts, the folly of invading Iraq, and the causes of the Ukrainian crisis. Finally, Professor Mearsheimer has won a number of teaching awards. He received the Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching when he was a graduate student at Cornell in 1977, and he won the Quantrell Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Chicago in 1985. In addition, he was selected as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for the 1993-1994 academic year. In that capacity, he gave a series of talks at eight colleges and universities. In 2003, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. For more, see his personal website.
Nuno P. Monteiro is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches International Relations theory and security studies. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2009. Dr. Monteiro’s research focuses on great-power politics, power transitions, nuclear proliferation, the causes of war, deterrence theory, nationalism, and the philosophy of science. Both his books, Theory of Unipolar Politics and Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation, were published by Cambridge University Press in 2014 and 2016, respectively. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in International Organization, International Security, International Theory, and Perspectives on Politics, and his commentary has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Guardian, The National Interest, Project Syndicate, and USA Today, and been featured in the media, including radio (BBC World Service), television (CSPAN) and print (the Boston Globe). At Yale, Dr. Monteiro is also director of undergraduate studies at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, director of research at the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, and a research fellow at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. For more, see his personal website.
Vipin Narang is Mitsui Career Development Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and a member of MIT’s Security Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government, Harvard University in May 2010, where he was awarded the Edward M. Chase Prize for the best dissertation in international relations. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering with distinction from Stanford University and an M. Phil with Distinction in international relations from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship. He has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, a predoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Stanton junior faculty fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. His research interests include nuclear proliferation and strategy, South Asian security, and general security studies. His first book Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era (Princeton University Press, 2014) on the deterrence strategies of regional nuclear powers won the 2015 ISA International Security Studies Section Best Book Award. He is currently working on his second book, Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation (Princeton University Press, under contract), which explores how states pursue nuclear weapons. His work has been published in several journals including International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Washington Quarterly, and International Organization. For more, see his department webpage.
Robert Powell is Professor of Political Science at University of California-Berkeley. His research focuses on war, international conflict, and the politics of weakly institutionalized states, and he is a specialist in game-theoretic approaches to these issues. He received a B.S. in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, an M. Phil. in international relations from Cambridge, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley. His published work includes Nuclear Deterrence Theory: The Search for Credibility (Cambridge University Press, 1990); In the Shadow of Power: States and Strategies in International Politics (Princeton University Press, 1999); “Bargaining and Fighting While Learning,” American Journal of Political Science (April 2004); and “The Inefficient Use of Power: Costly Conflict with Complete Information” American Political Science Review (May 2004). For more, see his department webpage.
Daryl G. Press is Associate Professor in the Department of Government, Dartmouth College. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. Professor Press is the author of Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats, a book on decision-making during crises (Cornell University Press, 2005). He has published scholarly articles in International Security, Security Studies, and China Security, as well as articles for a wider audience in Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic Monthly, and the New York Times. Professor Press has worked as a consultant for the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of Defense, and is a research affiliate at the Security Studies Program at MIT. He also serves as an Associate Editor at the journal International Security. Professor Press is currently writing a book (with Keir Lieber, Georgetown University) on nuclear deterrence—during the Cold War and the future—as well as a series of articles (with Eugene Gholz, UT Austin) on energy and security. For more, see his personal website.
Or Rabinowitz is a faculty member in the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was previously an Israeli Chevening Scholar, a post-doctoral fellow at Tel-Aviv University, and a research associate at the Centre for Science and Security Studies, King’s College London (KCL). She holds a PhD degree awarded by the War Studies Department of KCL, an MA degree in Security Studies and an LLB degree in Law, both from Tel-Aviv University. Before turning to academia Dr. Rabinowitz has worked as a news desk editor in several Israeli media outlets. Her book, Bargaining on Nuclear Tests was published in April 2014 by Oxford University Press. For more, see her Wilson Center webpage.
Scott D. Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. He also serves as Project Chair for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Initiative on New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology, and War and as Senior Advisor for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Global Nuclear Future Initiative. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Sagan was a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University. From 1984 to 1985, he served as special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. Sagan has also served as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of Defense and at the Sandia National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Sagan is the author of Moving Targets: Nuclear Strategy and National Security (Princeton University Press, 1989); The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons (Princeton University Press, 1993); and, with co-author Kenneth N. Waltz, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: An Enduring Debate (W.W. Norton, 2012). He is the co-editor of Planning the Unthinkable (Cornell University Press, 2000) with Peter R. Lavoy and James L. Wirtz; the editor of Inside Nuclear South Asia (Stanford University Press, 2009); co-editor of Learning from a Disaster: Improving Nuclear Safety and Security after Fukushima (Stanford University Press, 2016) with Edward D. Blandford; and co-editor of Insider Threats (Forthcoming, Cornell University Press, 2016) with Matthew Bunn. Sagan is also the guest editor of a two-volume special issue of Daedalus, New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology, and War (forthcoming, Fall 2016, Winter 2017); co-editor of a two-volume special issue of Daedalus, On the Global Nuclear Future (Fall 2009 and Winter 2010), with Steven E. Miller. Sagan’s recent publications include “A Call for Global Nuclear Disarmament” in Nature (July 2012); “Atomic Aversion: Experimental Evidence on Taboos, Traditions, and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons” with Daryl G. Press and Benjamin A. Valentino in the American Political Science Review (February 2013); and, with Matthew Bunn, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences occasional paper, “A Worst Practices Guide to Insider Threats: Lessons from Past Mistakes” (2014). Sagan was the recipient of the National Academy of Sciences William and Katherine Estes Award in 2015 and the International Studies Association’s International Security Studies Section Distinguished Scholar Award in 2013. He has also won four teaching awards: Stanford’s 1998-99 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching; Stanford’s 1996 Hoagland Prize for Undergraduate Teaching; the International Studies Association’s 2008 Innovative Teaching Award; and the Monterey Institute for International Studies’ Nonproliferation Education Award in 2009. For more, see his department webpage.
Jayita Sarkar is a Research Fellow with the Security Studies Program at MIT’s Center for International Studies. Her expertise is in international security, nuclear proliferation, foreign policy analysis, and South Asia. Dr. Sarkar is a former Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Her research projects have been funded by the Stanton Foundation, Harvard’s Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom, Swiss National Science Foundation, Feris Foundation of America, Lyndon Johnson Foundation and Gerald Ford Foundation, among others. Her recent research has been published in peer-reviewed journals like Cold War History, International History Review, and Critique Internationale, among others. She holds a Ph.D. in International History and Politics from the Graduate Institute Geneva in Switzerland. For more, see her personal website.
Etel Solingen is the Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace Studies at the University of California Irvine and, until recently, Chancellor’s Professor (2009-2013) and President of the International Studies Association (2012-2013). She also served as Chair of the Steering Committee of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, President of ISA’s International Political Economy Section and APSA’s International History and Politics Section, member of the APSA’s Presidential Taskforce on U.S. Standing in World Affairs, and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Award on Peace and International Cooperation, Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Foundation Fellowship on Peace and Security in a Changing World, Japan Foundation/SSRC Abe Fellowship, Center for Global Partnership/Japan Foundation fellowship, APSA Excellence in Mentorship Award, Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Irvine’s Academic Senate, and grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, United States Institute of Peace, Sloan Foundation, Columbia Foundation, and others. She served as Review Essay Editor for the journal International Organization and on the editorial boards of the APSR, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, Global Governance, Stanford University Press Studies in Asian Security, Social Science Research Network, Columbia University Press International Affairs Online, Latin American Research Review, European Review of International Studies, Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, and Nonproliferation Review, among others. Solingen is the author of Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East (Princeton U.P.), recipient of the APSA’s 2008 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book on government, politics, and international affairs, and the 2008 APSA’s Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Award for the Best Book on International History and Politics. She also authored Regional Orders at Century’s Dawn: Global and Domestic Influences on Grand Strategy (Princeton U.P.) and Industrial Policy, Technology, and International Bargaining: Designing Nuclear Industries in Argentina and Brazil (Stanford U.P.), and edited Scientists and the State (U. of Michigan Press) and Sanctions, Statecraft, and Nuclear Proliferation (Cambridge U.P.). Her ISA presidential address, “Of Dominoes and Firewalls: The Domestic, Regional, and Global Politics of International Diffusion,” was published in International Studies Quarterly (December 2012). Other articles on international relations theory, political economy, international security, internationalization, comparative regionalism, institutionalism, democratization, and science and technology appeared in the APSR, International Security, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Journal of Democracy, and Review of International Studies, among others. Solingen has also participated in conflict resolution diplomatic tracks across the Middle East, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Latin America. For more, see her personal website.
Caitlin Talmadge is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she is also a member of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. Her research focuses on civil-military relations, military effectiveness, defense policy, nuclear strategy, and Persian Gulf security issues. Dr. Talmadge is the author of The Dictator’s Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes (Cornell University Press, 2015) and co-author of U.S. Defense Politics: the Origins of Security Policy (Routledge, third edition forthcoming 2017). Her other writings have appeared in International Security, Security Studies, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Non-Proliferation Review, The Washington Quarterly, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among other outlets. She is currently writing a book on the causes and consequences of conventional military strategies that raise nuclear escalation risks. Dr. Talmadge is a graduate of Harvard (A.B., summa cum laude) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.), and has held fellowships from the Olin Institute at Harvard University, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Brookings Institution, and the American Political Science Association. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She also has previously served as a consultant to the Office of Net Assessment at the U.S. Department of Defense. For more, see her personal website.
William C. Wohlforth is Daniel Webster Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. He previously taught at Princeton University and Georgetown University. He teaches and conducts research on international relations, with an emphasis on security and foreign policy. He is the author or editor of eight books and some 60 articles and chapters on topics ranging from the Cold War to contemporary U.S. grand strategy. He’s served as chair of the Government Department at Dartmouth. Beyond Dartmouth, he’s held fellowships at the Institute of Strategic Studies at Yale, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford, and the Hoover Institution. For six years he served as associate editor and then editor-in-chief of the journal Security Studies. He participates in a working group sponsored by the National Intelligence Council that is studying strategic responses to U.S. unipolarity. He has served as a consultant to the Strategic Assessment Group and the National Bureau of Asian Research. He routinely lectures and conducts seminars with policy-makers, including, in recent years, the National Defense University, Naval War College, Army War College, George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies, and defense and foreign policy institutes in Germany, Canada, Portugal, Norway, Russia, and the United Kingdom. For more, see his personal website.