Biography

David M. Allison is an Associate of the Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. Dave's research draws on experimental and archival methods to examine the foundations of nuclear deterrence and threats to strategic stability. His broader interests include emerging technologies, identifying sources of civilian support for the use of force, and assessments of military capabilities during nuclear, conventional, and unconventional conflicts. He has conducted public opinion and survey research in Iraq, Japan, South Korea, and the United States, and has published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Security, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Nonproliferation Review, and The National Interest.

Prior to entering academia, Dave served as an officer in the United States Army, deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Yale University and a B.A. with highest honors in Political Science from Columbia University.

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