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Sharon Weiner

Associate Professor School of International Service

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director of Doctoral Studies
Sharon K. Weiner writes about the intersection of organizational politics and U.S. national security policy. Her book Our Own Worst Enemy? Institutional Interests and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Expertise (MIT Press 2011) examines the role of organizational and partisan politics in the success and failure of U.S. cooperative nonproliferation programs with the former Soviet Union. It is the winner of the 2012 Louis Brownlow award from the National Academy of Public Administration. She is currently finishing a book on U.S. civil-military relations and especially the policy implications of the organization of the defense department. Her work has appeared in International Security, Political Science Quarterly, The Nonproliferation Review, as well as other journals. She also pursues research and teaching interests in U.S. relations with South Asia, nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, and U.S. foreign and defense policy. She holds a PhD in Political Science from MIT’s Security Studies Program.


PhD, political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MA, University of Lancaster (UK); BS, Northeast Missouri State University; BA, Northeast Missouri State University

SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 313
Contact Info
(202) 885-1634

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See Also
Learn more about Professor Weiner's U.S. Defense and Security class


  • Spring 2017

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