Neil Narang is a visiting assistant professor and Stanton nuclear security junior faculty fellow at CISAC. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the director of the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Program at the University of California Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC).
Narang’s research primarily focuses on international security, conflict management and peacebuilding, and the relationship between international reputation and international institutions. At Stanford, his research will explore the causes and consequences of biological and chemical weapons proliferation, and the conditions under which “nuclear umbrellas” are more or less credible.
Prior to UCSB, he was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and a nonproliferation policy fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He received his PhD in Political Science from UCSD and earned a BA in Molecular Cell Biology and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.