Carnegie Mellon University

Tom Karako, "Executive Agreements and the Constitution"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, Baker Hall 154R

Thomas Karako is a senior fellow with the International Security Program (ISP) and the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His research focuses on national security, U.S. nuclear forces, missile defense, and public law. He is also an assistant professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy at Kenyon College, where he arrived in 2009. For 2010–2011, he was selected to be an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, during which time he worked with the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategic forces policy, nonproliferation, and NATO.

Karako received his Ph.D. in politics and policy from Claremont Graduate University and his B.A. from the University of Dallas. He previously taught national security policy, American government, and constitutional law at Claremont McKenna College and California State University, San Bernardino. He has written on national security, state politics, executive-congressional relations and the thought of Niccolo Machiavelli. He is currently writing on nuclear issues, proliferation, and international executive agreements.

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