Joseph Torigian, American University
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Joseph Torigian

Assistant Professor, School of International Service – American University

Joseph Torigian studies the politics of authoritarian regimes with a specific focus on elite power struggles, civil-military relations, and grand strategy. In particular, he is interested in how leaders in authoritarian countries create security against threats from within the elite, their own people, and other states. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton-Harvard’s China and the World Program, postdoctoral and predoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), a predoctoral fellow at George Washington University’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, an IREX scholar affiliated with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, a Fulbright scholar at Fudan University in Shanghai, and a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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