Jonathan Hunt is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Texas at Austin and a predoctoral fellow at CISAC for 2012-2013. He is concurrently an Eisenhower Roberts Graduate Fellow at the Eisenhower Institute. His dissertation, “Power and Prohibition: The Making of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, 1953-1968,” examines how decolonization, the meanings of nuclear power, and discord in Cold War alliances shaped how the international community brought order to the Nuclear Age.
While at CISAC, Jonathan will write about the politics of French and Chinese proliferation, and how the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was negotiated via an array of diplomatic channels and international forums. Greater knowledge of why and how international stakeholders built the nonproliferation regime, he believes, will improve current debates about its future in the face of new challenges, threats, and questions.
Jonathan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Plan II Honors Liberal Arts; History; and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. In 2011, he was a residential fellow at the George F. Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and, in 2012, at the Security and Sustainability Program of the International Green Cross in Washington, DC. He has published in Passport, Not Even Past, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.