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Gallagher, Nancy

Associate Director for Research, CISSM
Center for International and Security Studies
4113B Van Munching Hall, University of Maryland
Phone: 
301-405-7610

Education: 
  • Ph. D. Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990
  • M. A. Political Science, University of Illinois, 1987
  • B. A. History, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 1983
Teaching: 
  • International Security Policy (Graduate)
  • Arms Control and Nonproliferation Policy (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • U.S. Foreign Policy (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Introduction to International Politics Theories of International Cooperation
  • Gender and International Politics
Background: 
Nancy Gallagher is the Associate Director for Research at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and a Senior Research Scholar at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.  She co-directs the Advanced Methods of Cooperative Security Program, an interdisciplinary effort to address the security implications of globalization by developing more refined rules to regulate powerful, multipurpose technologies.  Her current research projects assess different strategic logics for arms control, evaluate how to reduce risks associated with global nuclear energy use, and examine the relationship between American’s religious beliefs and their attitudes towards nuclear weapons, climate change, and global poverty.
 
Before coming to the University of Maryland, Dr. Gallagher was the Executive Director of the Clinton administration’s Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Task Force. She worked with the Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State on recommendations to build bipartisan support for U.S. ratification.
 
Dr. Gallagher is the author of The Politics of Verification (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999), the editor of Arms Control: New Approaches to Theory and Policy (Frank Cass, 1998), and the co-author of Reconsidering the Rules for Space Security (American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008) and Controlling Dangerous Pathogens: a Prototype Protective Oversight System (CISSM, 2007). She has also written numerous articles on space security, nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, public opinion, and other topics related to global security. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
 
Honors and Awards: 
  • 2012 Schelling Fund grant for “Reframing the Debate over Iran’s Nuclear Program: Promoting a Constructive Outcome by Connecting Morality to Security (co-Principle Investigator with John Steinbruner, $74,000)
  • 2011- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant in support of CISSM’s “Nuclear Security and Energy Transformation” project ($900,000)
  • 2009-12 Secure World Foundation grants in support of CISSM’s Reconsidering the Rules for Space Security project (co-Principle Investigator with Jaganath Sankaran, $51,000)
  • 2004- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grants in support of CISSM’s
  • Advanced Methods of Cooperative Security Program (co-Principle Investigator with John Steinbruner, $2,450,000)
  • 2004- Carnegie Corporation of New York grants in support of CISSM’s Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security project with the Institute of U.S.A. and Canada Studies in Moscow (co-Principle Investigator with John Steinbruner, $2,013,000)
  • 2001 Superior Honor Award, United States Department of State
  • 1997 Foster Fellowship at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1998-99
  • 1995 Women in International Security (WIIS) 1995-96 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 1988 MacArthur Scholar, ACDIS Dissertation Fellowship, University of Illinois
  • 1987-1988 ACDIS Ethical Studies Fellowship, University of Illinois
  • 1986-1987 Garner Fellowship in Political Science, University of Illinois
  • 1983 Phi Beta Kappa
Selected Publications: 
  • Jonas Siegel, John Steinbruner, and Nancy Gallagher, Comprehensive Nuclear Material Accounting, (CISSM Monograph, March 2014)
  • Nancy Gallagher, PUAF 720: International Security Policy, (Syllabus, January 2014)
  • Nancy Gallagher, PUAF 720: International Security Policy, (Syllabus, January 2013)