Jeffrey Fields
Published July 31, 2015
Updated April 23, 2021

Jeffrey Fields is an associate professor of the practice of international relations at the University of Southern California and directs USC’s Dornsife Washington D.C. Program. He also directs the Intersect Project, which facilitates a dialogue between scholars of international relations and policymakers in Washington, D.C. His research focuses on American foreign policy, international security, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Prior to teaching at USC, he served as a senior adviser and political-military analyst with the Department of Defense and as a foreign affairs officer with the State Department, where he helped advise the president’s special representative for nonproliferation.

Fields has also been a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He edited the book State Behavior and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime.

Expertise: U.S. foreign policy, diplomacy, international security, WMD proliferation and counterproliferation, nuclear treaties

Location: Los Angeles, Calif., and Washington, D.C.


Phone: (213) 740-1335 

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