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Major — International Relations
Minor — Quantitative Methods
International Relations Theory; Nuclear Proliferation and Strategic Deterrence; Security Studies
B.A. (hon.) UCLA
Tristan Volpe is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, with an emphasis in International Relations theory, security studies, and quantitative methodology. His dissertation elucidates the security implications of the nuclear fuel cycle choices states make short of nuclear weapons acquisition. Why do states use enrichment and reprocessing technology to practice deterrence and compellence? How do different nuclear fuel cycle choices impact regional and international security outcomes? The dissertation constructs a theory to explain the causes and consequences of nuclear fuel cycle postures. This work has been supported by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to graduate school, Tristan studied comparative politics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and political theory at the University of Edinburgh. He likes to cook.