Mark Bell

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. I study issues relating to nuclear weapons and proliferation, international relations theory, and U.S. and British foreign policy and grand strategy. My book project examines how states change their foreign policies in the aftermath of nuclear acquisition. My research is forthcoming or published in ​International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Defence Studies, and has been funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Bridging the Gap Project, and the Tobin Project, among others.

I hold a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where I was affiliated with the Security Studies Program, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, where I was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow from 2008-2010, and a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) from St Anne's College, Oxford University.

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