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Jeffrey William Knopf

Professor and Program Chair Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Jeff Knopf is an academic whose research and teaching focus on issues related to arms control and nonproliferation, deterrence and assurance strategies, and the impacts of public opinion and social movements on foreign policy. He is a professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where he serves as chair of the M.A. program in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies and a research affiliate with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Dr. Knopf received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University. His most recent book is a volume he co-edited that explores the implications of behavioral economics for our understanding of nuclear weapons. He is currently at work on a book dealing with efforts by the United States and its allies to deal with the use of chemical weapons in Syria's civil war.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor and Program Chair Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies