October 1, 3:00 pm
by Vipin Narang, MIT
MIT Professor Vipin Narang, a leading US expert on the subject, will discuss the evolution of India and Pakistan’s security competition since they became nuclear weapons powers in 1998 and the destabilizing nuclear developments both have pursued since then.
Dr. Vipin Narang is the Frank Stanton Professor of Nuclear Security and Political Science and member of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His first book Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era (Princeton University Press, 2014) on the deterrence strategies of regional nuclear powers won the 2015 ISA International Security Studies Section Best Book Award. His second book Seeking the Bomb: Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation is forthcoming with Princeton University Press. He was the recipient of the 2020 ISSS Emerging Scholar Award from the International Studies Association.
He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government, Harvard University in 2010. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering with distinction from Stanford University and an M. Phil with Distinction in international relations from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship.