Stephen Herzog is a Ph.D. student focused on international security, particularly nuclear weapons proliferation, arms control, domestic sources of foreign policy, and NATO-Russian relations. He draws on a range of approaches, including archival methods, elite interviewing, and survey experiments. Currently, Stephen is in residence as a Nuclear Security Fellow at Fundação Getulio Vargas. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Yale Program on Japanese Politics and Diplomacy, and a nonresident WSD-Handa Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Prior to Yale, Stephen directed an international scientific engagement and training program supporting nuclear explosion monitoring and geophysical hazard mitigation for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. He led U.S. technical delegations across the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Stephen was also previously a research associate and Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty specialist with the Federation of American Scientists.
Stephen holds an M.A. and M.Phil. in Political Science from Yale, an M.A. with honors in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in International Relations as his class valedictorian at Knox College. He has traveled in over 80 countries.