David W. Kearn

Associate Professor, St. John's University

Dr. David W. Kearn, Jr. is an associate professor of Government & Politics at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. His research focuses on the impact of technological change on military affairs, international relations theory, nuclear strategy, arms control, terrorism, and U.S. foreign policy. In 2016-2017, Dr. Kearn served as Strategic Advisor for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Office of the Secretary of Defense - Policy and was an International Affairs Fellow in Nuclear Security, supported by the generosity of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Frank Stanton Foundation. His recent book, Great Power Security Cooperation: Arms Control and the Challenge of Technological Change, was published by Lexington Books in 2014. Dr. Kearn received his Doctorate in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He also received a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a B.A. from Amherst College.