Stephen Herzog is a Ph.D. student focused on international security. His research interests include nuclear weapons proliferation, arms control, domestic sources of foreign policy, and security dynamics of the Former Soviet Union.
Prior to Yale, Stephen directed an international scientific engagement and training program in support of nuclear explosion monitoring and geophysical hazard mitigation for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). He led U.S. technical delegations across the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Stephen was an arms control/nonproliferation analyst and Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) specialist with the Federation of American Scientists before his NNSA work.
Stephen holds an M.A. in Political Science from Yale, an M.A. with honors in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and earned a B.A. in International Relations as his class valedictorian at Knox College. He is an associate member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and has traveled in over 70 countries.