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Cameron Tracy, PhD

  • Research Scholar

Biography

Cameron Tracy is a Research Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, where he studies the roles of scientific and technical knowledge in international security policy. His work addresses diverse technologies, ranging from hypersonic missiles to geologic repositories for the disposal of nuclear materials. Alongside this policy-oriented work, he conducts scientific research on the physical and chemical behavior of materials under extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, and irradiation.

Dr. Tracy has published widely in both the physical science and social science literatures. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, Politico, and Vice News.

Previously, Dr. Tracy held fellowships at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. He also worked as a researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He earned a PhD and MS in materials science & engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS from the University of California, Davis.

publications

Commentary
January 2016

Policy: Reassess New Mexico's nuclear-waste repository

Author(s)
Policy: Reassess New Mexico's nuclear-waste repository

In The News

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Commentary

Analysis: N.Korea’s 'hypersonic missile' tests raise military stakes in Asia

"These sorts of offense-defence races have been taking place globally for many decades now, and what we consistently see is that offence has the advantage," said Cameron Tracy, a researcher at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation.
Analysis: N.Korea’s 'hypersonic missile' tests raise military stakes in Asia
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