• Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Alan Kuperman

Alan J. Kuperman is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in global policy studies, is Coordinator of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (www.NPPP.org), and leads a Pentagon-funded project on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa. In addition, he is a 2013-2014 Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. He has published articles and book chapters on ethnic conflict, U.S. military intervention, and nuclear proliferation. Dr. Kuperman is author of The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide in Rwanda (Brookings, 2001), editor of Nuclear Terrorism and Global Security: The Challenge of Phasing out Highly Enriched Uranium (Routledge, 2013), and co-editor of Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Hazard, Rebellion and Civil War (Routledge, 2006). His articles have appeared in journals and newspapers including Foreign Affairs, International Security, and The New York Times, and he has chapters in many edited volumes.

During 2002-2005, he was Resident Assistant Professor and coordinator of the International Relations program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy. In 2009-2010, he was awarded a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in Washington, DC. In 2013-2014, he was awarded a senior fellowship at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington, DC. Prior to his academic career, Kuperman worked as Legislative Director for Congressman Charles Schumer, Legislative Assistant for U.S. House Speaker Thomas Foley, Chief of Staff for Congressman James Scheuer, Senior Policy Analyst for the nongovernmental Nuclear Control Institute, and a fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He holds an A.B. in Physical Sciences from Harvard University, an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from SAIS, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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