Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

Temple University


Email: brownrl(at)


444 Gladfelter Hall

1115 Polett Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19122


Office: 215.204.7793











I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University. I am also Senior Fellow for Nuclear Security Studies for the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.


I teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level on international relations theory, international security, international organizations and nuclear weapons policy and strategy.


My research encompasses a number of issues in applying Principal-Agent Theory to international cooperation on nuclear weapons, including measures of delegation, and threats; international preferences; the importance of biased informational agents; and the problems of international enforcement. I am completing a book manuscript examining the evolution of political authority of the International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.).