Stephen Herzog is a Ph.D. candidate focused on international security: nuclear weapons proliferation, arms control, and domestic sources of foreign policy. His research draws on archival methods, elite interviewing, and survey experiments. He is a Fellow of the Yale Program on Japanese Politics and Diplomacy, and a nonresident WSD-Handa Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is currently researching Japan’s role and influence in multilateral arms control regimes.
Prior to Yale, Stephen directed a global scientific engagement program supporting nuclear explosion monitoring and geophysical hazard mitigation for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. He led U.S. technical delegations across the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Stephen was also a research associate and Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty specialist with the Federation of American Scientists and a Nuclear Security Fellow at Fundação Getulio Vargas.
Stephen holds an M.A. and M.Phil. in Political Science from Yale, an M.A. with honors in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in International Relations as his class valedictorian at Knox College. He has traveled in over 80 countries.