Jeffrey Kaplow is Assistant Professor of Government at William & Mary, where his research focuses on international and civil conflict, nuclear weapons, and international security institutions.





I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at William & Mary. I was previously a Fellow with the University of California's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the RAND Corporation. I completed my Ph.D. in political science at the University of California, San Diego in 2015.

My research and teaching examine 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 returning to academia, I worked on nuclear proliferation issues for the US government, conducted large-scale social network studies of regional economic development programs, and analyzed international environmental negotiations.

I hold an M.A. 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.