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Jane Vaynman

Assistant Research Professor of International Affairs; Associate Director, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Phone: 202-994-8017
Fax: 202-994-7761

Areas of Expertise

International security; nuclear weapons and proliferation; arms control and security agreements; international institutions


Jane Vaynman is the Associate Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies and Assistant Research Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs. She received her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. Her research focuses on security cooperation between adversarial states, the design of arms control agreements, and the nuclear nonproliferation regime. Jane is the co-founder of the Nuclear Studies Research Initiative, a project that promotes intellectual exchange and cross-fertilization for emerging nuclear research in history and political science. Previously, she was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has also held positions with the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance at the U.S. Department of State and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She has also conducted research in Russia through a Fulbright.  Jane received her B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University with honors in security studies from the Center for International Security and Cooperation.


Ph.D., Harvard