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Tyler Bowen

AWC Postdoctoral Fellow



Dr. Tyler Bowen is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the America in the World Consortium, focusing on how nuclear weapons affect U.S. foreign policy. His dissertation, entitled, "The Logic of Escalation and the Benefits of Conventional Superiority in the Nuclear Age," explains how nuclear weapons shape the benefits of conventional military superiority for the United States and other great powers. He received his Ph. D. in Political Science from Yale University in 2021, and he most recently worked as a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at MIT in 2020-21. His other research projects examine questions of public opinion around nuclear use, the nature of nuclear superiority, the sources of deterrence failure, and the utility of military strikes against nascent nuclear programs.