Current CWP Fellow Joseph Torigian speaks at 2018 APNHI Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute

Monday, Mar 5, 2018

CWP Fellow Joseph Torigian spoke on "Country Case Study: Soviet Union/Russia" at the recent March 2018 conference. 


About the Event:

Organized by the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP)
Hosted by Kyungnam University Institute for Far Eastern Affairs (IFES) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Course Description
The continued proliferation of nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing security issues of our time. A deeper knowledge of nuclear history can improve how we approach the nuclear challenges of today and tomorrow.
The Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute (APNHI) is an intensive, one-week immersion course in the international history of nuclear weapons in the Asia-Pacific region. This course, led by world-class historians and leading experts, will provide in-depth instruction and discussion on the evolution of nuclear technology, the origins and development of deterrence and extended deterrence theory and critiques of those theories, regional nonproliferation issues, and anti-nuclear movements.
The Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), a global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history through archival documents, oral history interviews, and other empirical sources.
Course Objectives
 Equip students with broad knowledge about the history of nuclear weapons in the Asia-Pacific region as well as global nuclear issues;
 Familiarize students with key concepts in nuclear history and nuclear security;
 Familiarize students with the debates over the efficacy of nuclear weapons;
 Immerse and train students in international history methodology;
 Cultivate student skills for archival research and evaluating primary source materials;
 Expose young researchers to promising new research areas and identify fruitful areas of collaboration;
 Expand the NPIHP network of individuals committed to studying nuclear history on the basis of newly accessible archival sources and oral histories

2018 APNHI
Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute
Seoul, South Korea
March 4-10, 2018


About Dr. Torigian:


Joseph Torigian is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the
World Program. He studies Chinese, Russian, and North Korean politics and foreign
policy. Joseph has worked at the Council on Foreign Relations and studied China's
policies towards Central Asia as a Fulbright Scholar at Fudan University in Shanghai.
He conducted dissertation research at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and
as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George
Washington University. Before coming to Princeton, Joseph was a Pre-doctoral and
Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation.
He received a BA in Political Science at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in
Political Science at MIT. His dissertation examined the internal power struggles fought
by Nikita Khrushchev, Deng Xiaoping, and Kim Il Sung, with a focus on the military.
At the China and the World Program, he is wring on the co-evolution of nuclear
doctrine in China and the Soviet Union and the 1969 Sino-Soviet border crisis. In the
fall, he will join the School of International Service at American University as assistant
professor. Joseph speaks Chinese and Russian.

Joseph Torigian Headshot