Our program is built upon well-recognized faculty who are among the most prominent scholars in their fields.

Regular Faculty

Associate Professor
Office:
McGowan 200-D
Phone:
831.647.6603
Expertise:

Terrorism, Political and religious extremism, Insurgency and counterinsurgency, Unconventional warfare, Intelligence and covert operations, Conspiracy theories, Comparative revolutionary movements, Youth subcultures and counterculture, Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, Organized crime, European history and politics, Middle Eastern history and politics, Islamic history, Military history, International politics

Assistant Professor
Office:
205 McGowan
Phone:
831.647.6509
Expertise:

Causes, consequences, and amelioration of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons proliferation.

Professor of Nonproliferation Studies and Senior Fellow with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Office:
McGowan 203
Phone:
831.647.6437
Expertise:

Israeli nuclear program; nonproliferation issues in the Middle East; Nuclear age and nonproliferation history; the non-proliferation regime; nuclear weapons and democracy; morality, ethics, and norms in the nuclear age; the movies of the nuclear age; nuclear disarmament; nuclear weapons free zones

Dr. Cohen interviewed on UCBerkeley's Conversations with History

Interview with Dave Gahary

Assistant Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
Office:
McGowan 200-F
Phone:
831.647.6508
Expertise:

International Security
South Asia
Terrorism
Nuclear Proliferation
Afghanistan
Southeast Asia

Dr. Joshi interviewed by NATO Review

Professor and Program Chair, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
Office:
McGowan 200 C
Phone:
831.647.7174
Expertise:

Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation
Utility of Deterrence, Assurance, and other Strategies for Dealing with WMD and Terrorism
International Cooperation
Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

Professor, Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Office:
CNS Building, 499 Van Buren St.
Phone:
831.647.4154
Expertise:

Nuclear nonproliferation, illicit nuclear trafficking, and nuclear terrorism; Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT); the International Atomic Energy Agency; the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and nuclear politics; the sources of nuclear weapons decisions; U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control; Nuclear-Weapons- Free Zones (NWFZs); nuclear safety and security; and nuclear disarmament and  nonproliferation education.

Dr. Potter interviewed on Russia Today
Dr. Potter's contribution to the Carnegie Corporation "virtual roundtable" on U.S.-Russian relations

Associate Professor
Office:
213 McCone
Phone:
831.647.4145
Expertise:

Money laundering, terrorism financing, illegal drug markets, political economy, Middle Eastern economies, and international macro-economy

Professor
Office:
McGowan Building 200A
Phone:
831.647.3546
Expertise:

Contemporary Russian politics, Russian politics in Central Asia, Russian culture and society, Siberia, Russians in Japan.

Dr. Vassilieva interviewed on PBS's NewHour

Adjunct Faculty

Scientist in Residence and Adjunct Professor
Office:
CNS Building, 499 Van Buren St.
Phone:
831.647.4638
Adjunct Professor and Researcher of Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program
Office:
McGowan 200-G
Phone:
831.647.3535
Expertise:

Russian Studies
Political Science
Islam and Politics in Russia and Eurasia
Russian Domestic and Foreign Policy
International Relations in Eurasia
Regime Transformation Theory
Nationalism
Islamism in Eurasia

Dr. Hahn is perhaps the world’s leading expert on the Caucasus Emirate mujahedin and an internationally recognized expert on Russian and Eurasian domestic and foreign politics, including the North Caucasus.

Adjunct Professor
Office:
McGowan 200F
Phone:
831.647.6442
Expertise:

Counterterrorism
Special Operations
Terrorist-Trafficking Nexus
Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa

Adjunct Professor and Director of East Asia Non-Proliferation Program at CNS
Office:
CNS Building, 499 Van Buren St.
Phone:
202.842.3100
Expertise:

Nuclear nonproliferation, international security, disarmament, arms control

Director, Cyber Security Initiative (MCySec)
Phone:
831.647.6680 (direct) or 831.647.6505 (main)
Expertise:
  • crisis management
  • cyber issues / ICT - information, communication, technology
  • globaiization / digital-information age dynamics
  • irregular conflcits and wars
  • non-state actors / groups:  criminal organizations, cyber actors, gangs, insurgents, international organizations, militias, multinational corporations, NGOs, terrorists, etc.
  • strategic communications
Scientist in Residence at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Office:
CNS Building, 499 Van Buren St.
Phone:
831.647.4613
Expertise:

Nuclear weapons, Illicit trafficking, Nuclear Security, Binding and Non-Binding Legal Instruments for Nuclear Security, Aviation Security Issues

Adjunct Professor, Research Associate and NPT Project Manager at CNS
Office:
CNS --1400 K Street NW Suite 1225
Phone:
(202) 842-3100 x307
Adjunct Professor
Office:
CNS -- 2446 Iroquois Rd.
Phone:
831.647.4154
Expertise:

History and cost of US nuclear weapons; nuclear weapons research, development, testing, production, and deployment; nuclear strategy; command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I); continuity of government plans and facilities; ballistic missile defense; nuclear proliferation; nuclear arms control and disarmament; environmental contamination from nuclear weapons production and testing; congressional oversight of nuclear weapons

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Associate at CNS
Office:
CNS Vienna Office
Phone:
011.431236948208
Expertise:

Russian and US Missile systems, Nuclear Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (C3I), Nuclear Arms Control, Strategic Arms Control, Kosovo Crisis, Emerging Reorientation of Russia's Foreign Policy, Russia's Perception of NATO, Newly Independent States, Arms Control Agreements:Devolution, Major Treaties and International Regimes: Chances for Demise, NATO, Verification/Compliance

Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director of CNS, Washington D.C. Office
Office:
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 450
Phone:
202.842.3100
Expertise:

Arms control and nonproliferation, international treaties, U.S. domestic and multilateral export controls

Mr. Spector interviewed on MSNBC.

Adjunct Professor NTI Project Manager and Research Associate at CNS
Office:
CNS Building, 499 Van Buren St.
Phone:
831.647.4610
Expertise:

Nuclear nonproliferation; Turkey (including Turkish national security and nuclear policies, Turkish foreign policies, and Turkish domestic politics); NATO and extended deterrence; peaceful nuclear trade and cooperation; the responsible expansion of nuclear power; and the science and technology of nuclear policymaking (including the role of science advisors in the policy process and the scientific and technical underpinnings of nuclear policy challenges).

Deputy Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Office:
CNS
Director, Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program
Office:
CNS Building, 499 Van Buren
Phone:
831.647.6545
Expertise:

Clinical microbiology, organic chemistry, international law and mores related to biological and chemical arms control, preparedness and response to biological and chemical emergencies