Jeff Kaplow joined the Department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2015. He teaches courses in international security and international relations, and his research examines the drivers of international and civil conflict, the causes and consequences of the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the role of international security institutions in constraining state behavior.
Before coming to William & Mary, Professor Kaplow was a Fellow with the University of California's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the RAND Corporation. In previous work, he analyzed foreign nuclear programs for the U.S. government. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego, an M.P.P. in international security policy from Harvard's Kennedy School, and a B.A. in political science from Yale.