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  Rachel Whitlark
Assistant Professor
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Ph.D., George Washington University
Joined faculty in 2016

Research areas/interests
International security, US foreign policy, nuclear proliferation

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Project on Managing the Atom and International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Security Studies Program

Current and recent projects  
“Nuclear Beliefs: A Leader-focused Theory of Counter-Proliferation.”
“Assessing the Benefits and Burdens of Nuclear Latency.”
“The Determinants of Nuclear Latency.”
“Conceptualizing Global Public Goods.”
“Presidential Beliefs in the Efficacy of Nuclear Coercion.”

Recent and selected publications  
“Where Will the Next President Stand on Nuclear Weapons?” 2016. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May 3, 2016.

“‘Imagine a World in Which’: Using Scenarios in Political Science.” International Studies Perspectives. With Naazneen Barma, Brent Durbin, and Eric Lorber. May 2016, Vol. 17, No. 2.

“The Battle Over America's Foreign Policy Doctrine.” 2012. Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, 54(5):
45-66. With Amir Stepak.

Professional associations
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association
Women in International Politics and Security
Women in Conflict Studies