Nuno P. Monteiro is the Director of Research for the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy and is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale, where he teaches International Relations theory and security studies. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2009. Dr. Monteiro’s research focuses on great-power politics, power transitions, nuclear proliferation, the causes of war, deterrence theory, nationalism, and the philosophy of science. His book Theory of Unipolar Politics was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. His second book, Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation (co-authored with Alexandre Debs), will be released by Cambridge University Press in 2016. His articles have appeared in International Organization, International Security, and International Theory and his commentary has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Guardian, The National Interest, Project Syndicate, and the USA Today, and been featured in the media, including radio (BBC World Service), television (CSPAN) and print (the Boston Globe). At Yale, Dr. Monteiro is also a research fellow at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Prof. Monteiro is serving as Acting ISS Director while Paul Kennedy is on leave for Spring 2017.