Dr. Vipin Narang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and member of MIT’s Security Studies Program. He has previously held fellowships at both Harvard and Stanford Universities. His research interests include nuclear proliferation and strategy, South Asian security, and general security studies.
Dr. Vipin Narang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and member of MIT’s Security Studies Program.
He has been a Fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, a predoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Junior Faculty Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.
His research interests include nuclear proliferation and strategy, South Asian security, and general security studies.
Dr. Narang’s work has been published in several journals including International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and International Organization. His book Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era was published in 2014.
He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government, Harvard University in 2010, where he was awarded the Edward M. Chase Prize for the best dissertation in International Relations. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering with distinction from Stanford University and an M. Phil with Distinction in International Relations from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship.
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