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Ariel Petrovics

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Lecturer; Research Associate, CISSM

Ariel Petrovics is a Managing the Atom Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. Her research examines the effectiveness of  foreign policy strategies on issues of international security. Her book project compares foreign policy effectiveness for inducing nuclear reversal, while related research evaluates engagement  strategies with renegade regimes, and the effects of new proliferators on international security,  and the risk of counterproductive consequences in foreign policies. Her work has been published  by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Texas  National Security Review, among others. She earned her PhD in Political Science from the  University of California, Davis and has held positions as a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, the  IGCC Herbert York Fellow, and a research associate at the Lawrence Livermore National  Laboratory’s Center for Global Security Research. Her work has been supported by the Stanton  Foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation

Areas of Interest
  • International security; foreign policy; nuclear proliferation