Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows



Brendan Green
Galen Jackson
Rohan Mukherjee
Stanton Fellows 2015-16

(l-r) Rohan Mukherjee, Galen Jackson, Brendan Green.

Brendan Green is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to his present appointment, he held a number of pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at institutions like the Belfer Center (Harvard Kennedy School of Government), the Miller Center (University of Virginia), and Williams College. He holds an A.B. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D from MIT, both in political science. Green’s research interests include nuclear strategy, military operations, American grand strategy, and liberal ideologies in international politics. He has published a number of scholarly and popular articles on these topics; a recent article, “Stalking the Secure Second Strike” (with co-author Austin Long), was awarded the 2014 Amos Perlmutter Prize for best article in the Journal of Strategic Studies.

Galen Jackson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at MIT for the 2015-2016 academic year. His research interests include great power politics; nuclear security studies; the interaction between domestic politics and foreign policy; American foreign policy; the international politics of the Middle East; and qualitative methods. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in History and Political Science from Williams College.

Rohan Mukherjee is a sixth-year PhD candidate in Politics at Princeton University and a non-resident fellow at the United Nations University in Tokyo. In July 2016, he will join Yale-NUS College in Singapore as an assistant professor of political science.

His dissertation focuses on how the desire for great power status influences the behavior of rising powers in international arms control regimes. He examines this question through case studies of the US and the laws of maritime warfare in the mid-19th century, Japan and naval disarmament in the 1920s, and India and nuclear non-proliferation in the latter half of the 20th century.

Rohan’s work on India’s national security and foreign policy has been published in Survival, Global Governance, International Affairs, and International Journal. He is co-editing a volume titled Poised for Partnership: Deepening India-Japan Relations in the Asian Century (Oxford University Press), to be released in January 2016.