Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Fred L. Wehling

Associate Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Fred Wehling is an Associate Professor of Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a Fellow of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Before coming to the Institute in 1998, Wehling was a consultant at RAND, Coordinator of Policy Research for the University of California's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), and a researcher at the Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC) at Sandia National Laboratories. In addition to teaching courses on policy analysis, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and other topics, Wehling develops online courses and instructional materials, and conducts research on terrorism with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials (CBRN) and ethical issues in nonproliferation and counterterrorism. He is contributor to The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism (2005), co-author of World Politics in a New Era, 3rd ed. (2003) and author of various other books, articles, and reports.

Prof. Wehling explains his philosophy of teaching in his TEDx Monterey talk, Nuking Boredom and Deterring Burnout.


Fissile material control; terrorism with nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons; nuclear nonproliferation; former Soviet Union; international security; online learning


Ph.D., Political Science, UCLA, MA, Instructional Design, CSUMB, BA, International Relations, University of Southern California

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