Stephen Herzog

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Graduate School Student


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Stephen Herzog is a Ph.D. candidate focused on nuclear arms control, deterrence, and proliferation. His research draws on archival methods, elite interviewing, and survey experiments. During the 2019-2020 academic year, he is a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow with the International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Stephen also holds fellowships with the Yale Project on Japan’s Politics and Diplomacy and the Pacific Forum of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). 

Prior to Yale, Stephen worked on arms control and nonproliferation issues at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). His responsibilities at the former dealt with Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) verification, dual-use chemical and biological weapons export controls, and pre-detonation nuclear forensics. He has led U.S. technical delegations across the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. 

He holds an M.A. and M.Phil. in Political Science from Yale, an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in International Relations from Knox College. Stephen has extensive international experience spanning over 90 countries.

Fields of Interest:

  • International Relations