photo: Caitlin Talmadge

Caitlin Talmadge

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Room 466
Address: Monroe Hall
2115 G Street, NW
Phone: 202-994-7591
Fax: 202-994-7743

Areas of Expertise

Defense policy; civil-military relations; military operations; nuclear strategy; and Persian Gulf security issues.


CaitlinĀ Talmadge is a graduate of Harvard (A.B., summa cum laude) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.), and has held fellowships from the Olin Institute at Harvard University, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Brookings Institution, and the American Political Science Association. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She also has previously served as a consultant to the Office of Net Assessment at the U.S. Department of Defense and was named a Next Generation National Security Leader by the Center for a New American Security in 2009.


A.B., Harvard College

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Classes Taught

PSC 1003 Introduction to International Politics

IAFF 6160 Defense Policy and Program Analysis