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Nina Srinivasan Rathbun

Professor of International Relations, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Dr. Nina Srinivasan Rathbun is a Professor (Teaching) of International Relations at the University of Southern California. Dr. Rathbun’s field of research is in international security with a focus on multilateral nuclear nonproliferation and counterproliferation policies, international economic globalization, political economy and democratization in post-Communist Europe, NATO and European Union expansion, nuclear proliferation in the Indian subcontinent, and international relations pedagogy and data literacy. Dr. Rathbun previously served as a Foreign Affairs Officer for the U.S. State Department on multilateral nuclear nonproliferation. She received her Ph.D in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


  • –present
    Professor of international relations, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences