Carnegie Mellon University

Dani Nedal

Dani Nedal

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Politics and Strategy


Dani Nedal is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. He studies International Relations, with a focus on international security, nuclear weapons, and power and authority in international politics. Dr. Nedal was recently named a 2019-2020 Wimmer Faculty Fellow by the Eberly Center at CMU. This fellowship will allow him to work closely with the center on his course Global Nuclear Politics. His book project explores how national security policy is shaped by countries' urban geography and the vulnerability of cities to modern warfare.

Before joining IPS, he was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program (2017-2018), a Smith Richardson Fellow at Yale International Security Studies (2016-2017), and a Managing Editor at International Studies Quarterly (2015-2016). Before earning his PhD at Georgetown University, he worked as Research Fellow with the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham, the International Politics department at Aberystwyth University, and the Center for International Relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.


Nedal, Dani and Daniel Nexon. “Anarchy and Authority: International Structure, the Balance of Power, and Hierarchy.” Journal of Global Security Studies (2019).