Lisa Koch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Government

Department

Government
International Relations

Areas of Expertise

American Foreign Policy
International Relations
Nuclear Weapons
Security Studies
Kravis Center
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Office Hours

Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and by appointment

Biography

Lisa Langdon Koch is Assistant Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. She specializes in international relations, focusing on international security, nuclear proliferation, and foreign policy. She received the 2023 Glenn R. Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching by a vote of the student body.

Professor Koch is the author of Nuclear Decisions: Changing the Course of Nuclear Weapons Programs (Oxford University Press), and articles on topics like nuclear proliferation and foreign policy. She is a 2021 Stanton Foundation Nuclear Security Grant Program winner. Her work has also been funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She is a 2000 Harry S. Truman Scholar.

For more information about Professor Koch's research and teaching, visit https://llkoch.weebly.com.

Education

B.A. from Boston College; Master of Public Policy from University of Michigan; Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Michigan