Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Photo of Vipin Narang

Vipin Narang  
Visiting Assistant Professor; Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow (former)

No longer at CISAC

Research Interests
Deterrence; nuclear proliferation; South Asian security

Vipin Narang was a visiting assistant professor and Stanton nuclear security junior faculty fellow at CISAC for 2012-2013.

From 2010-2012, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT and member of MIT’s Security Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government, Harvard University in May 2010. His research systematically explores the effect of nuclear postures in deterring conflict and develops a theory for their origins in regional nuclear powers. It was awarded Harvard’s Edward M. Chase prize.

Vipin holds a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from Stanford University and an M. Phil with Distinction in international relations from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship. He has been a fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University and a predoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.

His research interests include nuclear proliferation, South Asian security, and general security studies. Vipin's work has been published in several journals including International Security, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and International Organization.