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Department of Politics and International Studies

Professor Jacques Hymans


Jacques Hymans
Department of Politics and International Studies

Research Associate

Professor Jacques Hymans
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Jacques E.C. Hymans is Associate Professor of International Relations (with tenure) at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. 

Professor Hymans’ The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation: Identity, Emotions, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006) received the Edgar S. Furniss Book Award for best first book in national and international security, and the Alexander L. George Book Award for best book in political psychology. His next book, Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians, and Proliferation is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2012. 

Having been awarded a New Directions Fellowship from the Mellon Foundation, during the 2011-12 academic year Professor Hymans will be on leave from USC, in residence at SOAS during the summer, UC Berkeley in the fall and the University of Tokyo in the spring. 

From 2008 to 2009, Hymans was a SSRC-Japan Foundation Abe Fellow in residence at Keio University in Tokyo. He has also held residential fellowships at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Olin Insti¬tute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, and the Mershon Center at the Ohio State University, as well as serving as an Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College from 2003 to 2008. Professor Hymans received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Harvard University.