Alexander H. Montgomery is Associate Professor of International Politics at Reed College. He has served as a Residential Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; prior to that he was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Nuclear Security with a placement in the US Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) working for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction. He is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Political Networks. He has published articles on theorizing and dismantling proliferation networks; the future of security studies; and on the effects of social networks of international organizations on power, interstate conflict and economic sanctions.
His research interests include political organizations, social networks, weapons of mass disruption and destruction, and social studies of technology. This talk is the October installment of the ongoing UMass Conflict, Violence and Security working group meetings.