Nuclear Security

Todd S. Sechser

Todd S. Sechser
Associate Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

Todd S. Sechser (Ph.D., Stanford, 2007) is Associate Professor of Politics at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, University of Virginia, specializing in questions of international security.  His research interests include military coercion, reputations in international relations, the strategic effects of nuclear weapons, and the sources and consequences of military doctrine.

Professor Sechser’s work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, International OrganizationInternational Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.  His dissertation won the 2008 Walter Isard Award for the best dissertation in peace science. Sechser has held research 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).  In 2011-12 he was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.


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