Alexandre Debs is a Stanton nuclear security faculty fellow at CISAC for 2011-2012 and an assistant professor of political science at Yale University. He is interested in the politics of weak institutions. His current projects look at the causes of international conflict, nuclear proliferation, and democratization. While at CISAC, Alexandre is developing a book on the Strategic Determinants of Nuclear Proliferation and Preventive War (with Nuno Monteiro). His previous work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Economics of Peace and Security Journal, the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. He received a Ph.d. degree in Economics from M.I.T., an M.Phil. from Oxford University and a B.Sc. from Université de Montreal.
Nuno P. Monteiro is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches International Relations theory, security studies, and the philosophical foundations of the study of politics. He earned a Licentiate’s degree in International Relations from the University of Minho (1997), an M.A. degree in Political Theory and Science from the Catholic University of Portugal (2003), and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from the University of Chicago (2004/09). Monteiro’s research focuses on great-power politics, power transitions, nuclear proliferation, preventive war, deterrence, and the role of philosophy-of-science arguments in the production of scientific knowledge in IR. His commentary on these topics has appeared in the Guardian, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Project Syndicate, and the USA Today and been featured in the media, including radio (e.g., BBC) and print (e.g., the Boston Globe). Monteiro's research has appeared in International Security and International Theory.