Nuno P. Monteiro is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches International Relations theory and security studies. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2009. Dr. Monteiro’s research focuses on great-power politics, power transitions, nuclear proliferation, the causes of war, deterrence theory, nationalism, and the philosophy of science. Both his books, Theory of Unipolar Politics and Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation, were published by Cambridge University Press in 2014 and 2016, respectively. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Annual Review of Political Science, International Organization, International Security, International Theory, and Perspectives on Politics, and his commentary has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Guardian, The National Interest, Project Syndicate, and the USA Today, and been featured in the media, including radio (BBC World Service), television (CSPAN) and print (the Boston Globe). At Yale, Dr. Monteiro is also director of undergraduate studies at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, director of research at the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, and a research fellow at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
For the spring semester of 2017, Dr. Monteiro is serving as the acting director of ISS while Professor Kennedy is on research leave.