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Nina Srinivasan Rathbun

Professor (Teaching) of International Relations

email: nrathbun@usc.edu

phone: (213) 740-8895

office location: CPA 304

Research and Practice Areas:

Dr. Rathbun’s field of research is in international security with a focus on multilateral nuclear nonproliferation and counterproliferation policies, political economy and democratization in post-Communist Europe, NATO and European Union expansion, nuclear proliferation on the Indian subcontinent, and international relations pedagogy and data literacy.

Dr. Nina Srinivasan Rathbun teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, the European Union, communism and post-communism in Eastern Europe, global governance, globalization, global finance, and research design and methods. She serves as the faculty research and fellowships advisor for IR undergraduates, and mentors students on academic and career choices in international relations and political science. Dr. Rathbun’s field of research is in international security with a focus on multilateral nuclear nonproliferation and counterproliferation policies, international economic globalization, political economy and democratization in post-Communist Europe, NATO and European Union expansion, nuclear proliferation in the Indian subcontinent, and international relations pedagogy and data literacy. Dr. Rathbun previously served as a Foreign Affairs Officer for the U.S. State Department on multilateral nuclear nonproliferation. She received her Ph.D in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Book Chapter

Rathbun, N. S., Rathbun, B. C. (2018). “Misplaced Prudence: The Role of Restraint in the Nuclear Threat Environment for North American Strategic Defense. Strategic Defense – North Am Security in 21st Cent Toronto ON: Springer International Publishing.

Rathbun, N. S. (2014). Glass Half Full? Evaluating the Impact of New U.S. Policy on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime. State Behavior and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Re Atlanta, GA: University of Georgia Press.

 

Journal Article

Kertzer, J., Rathbun, B., Rathbun, N. S. (2019). The Price of Peace: A Behavioral Approach to Costly Signaling in International Relations. International Organization.

Rathbun, N. S. (2017). Teach a Student to Fish? International Relations Scholars in the Classroom. PS: Political Science & Politics. Vol. 50 (1), pp. 214-220.

Rathbun, N. S., Pitsch, A. (2016). Research Literacy Track Summary. Research Literacy Track Summary. Vol. 49 (3), pp. 584-586.

Rathbun, N. S. (2006). The Role of Legitimacy in Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime. The Nonproliferation Review. Vol. 13 (2)

Technical Report

Rathbun, N. S. (1996). India and Pakistan: Analysis of Kashmir Border Disputes, 1970-1995. Congressional Research Service Report.