Todd S. Sechser

Assistant Professor
University of Virginia

Todd S. Sechser (Ph.D., Stanford, 2007) is Assistant Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.  His research interests include military coercion, the role of nuclear weapons in international politics, and the sources and consequences of military doctrine. Sechser's work has been published in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.  His dissertation, "Winning Without a Fight: Power, Reputation, and Compellent Threats in International Crises," won the 2008 Walter Isard Award for the best dissertation in peace science.  Prior to coming to Virginia, Sechser held fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (Stanford), the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Harvard), and the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies (Harvard).



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