Kuperman, Alan J. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
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 J. Kuperman is chair of the Graduate Studies Committee of the LBJ School’s Global Policy Studies program and is founding coordinator of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (www.NPPP.org). His research focuses on ethnic conflict, military intervention, and nuclear nonproliferation. His latest books are Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa and Nuclear Terrorism and Global Security, and his articles include “Obama’s Libya Debacle.” In 2013-2014, he was a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and in 2009-2010 he was 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

Media MentionAugust 20, 2017
Why is NASA testing bomb-grade materials for its Mars mission?

Regrettably, to power its Mars mission, NASA’s Goddard Space Center is trying to develop a nuclear reactor fueled by weapons-grade, highly enriched uranium — the stuff of the Hiroshima bomb — threatening to undermine decades of progress in phasing out such dangerous material from reactors worldwide to reduce risks of nuclear terrorism and proliferation, writes LBJ professor Alan Kuperman.

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Media MentionAugust 17, 2017
OPINION: Japan's intentional plutonium surplus

Japan owns nearly 50 tons of separated plutonium. That is enough for over 5,000 nuclear weapons. Yet Japan has no feasible peaceful use for most of this material, writes LBJ professor Alan Kuperman.

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Media MentionAugust 7, 2017
Our African friend, the mass murderer: America's continued affection for reelected Rwandan president Paul Kagame

Prof. Alan Kuperman comments on America's relationship with Rwandan president Paul Kagame.

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