Education
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.A. in International Relations and International Economics, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • A.B. in Physical Sciences, Harvard University
Research Areas
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Military Intervention
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Process and Institutions
  • International Affairs and Diplomacy

Alan Kuperman teaches courses in global policy studies and is coordinator of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (www.NPPP.org). His research focuses on ethnic conflict, military intervention and nuclear nonproliferation. In 2013-2014, he was a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and in 2009-2010 he served as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, both in Washington, D.C. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Kuperman was resident assistant professor and coordinator of the international relations program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy. Prior to his academic career, Kuperman worked as legislative director for U.S. Rep. Charles Schumer, as a legislative assistant for U.S. Speaker of the House Thomas Foley, as chief of staff for U.S. Rep. James Scheuer, as a senior policy analyst for the nongovernmental Nuclear Control Institute and as a fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Media Expertise
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • U.S. military intervention
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

Newsworthy

NewsMay 5, 2017
Policy Research Institute Provides LBJ School Faculty Opportunities for Worldwide Research

Policy Research Institute funding will grant 12 LBJ School faculty members the opportunity to pursue important research projects on complex, relevant policy issues.

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NewsApril 6, 2017
LBJ School Professor to Host DC Event on Nuclear Security
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Media MentionMarch 3, 2017
US approves large export of bomb-grade uranium

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the export to Belgium of nuclear fuel assemblies containing 144 kg of weapons-grade uranium, despite the objections of a nuclear nonproliferation activist. The 17 February decision will permit the largest export of US weapons-grade material in five years—enough uranium enriched to 93.3% 235U to fashion at least five nuclear weapons. The export license had been held up by a petition filed with the NRC in August 2016 by Alan Kuperman, a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. 

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