Biographical Note



Jacques E.C. Hymans is associate professor of international relations at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on international security affairs and on national identity. His most recent book, Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians, and Proliferation (Cambridge University Press, 2012) was awarded the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, the 2013 American Political Science Association Don K. Price Award for best book published during the last three years on science, technology and environmental politics, and the 2013 National Academy for Public Administration Louis Brownlow Award for best book published during the last two years on public administration. His first book, The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation: Identity, Emotions, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006) was awarded the International Society of Political Psychology’s Alexander L. George Book Award for best book on political psychology and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies’ Edgar S. Furniss Book Award for best first book on national and international security. Hymans has also published journal articles in Foreign Affairs, International Security, European Journal of International Relations and others, and he is an editorial board member of several academic journals including International Studies Quarterly.