Outreach Beyond the University

IGCC uses its publications program to disseminate research results and policy recommendations to a diverse audience, both academic and non-academic. Reports, policy and research briefs, and occasional papers provide the latest findings from IGCC conferences and activities.

Books that have come out of research funded by IGCC have been published by major university presses, and IGCC researchers routinely publish in peer-reviewed journals. IGCC newsletters and research briefs are distributed electronically. 

IGCC has also provided dissertation research support to more than 550 UC students over the years. Information on fellowship awards and dissertations.

Research materials published by IGCC are available for download through the California Digital Library’s eScholarship portal.

Featured Publications

A sampling of the latest publications from IGCC's research programs and current and past IGCC affiliated scholars. Have something you would like to see featured here? Email IGCC. 

Affiliated researcher's names are in bold.

Names with asterisk are former IGCC dissertation or PPNT fellows. 


Haggard, Stephan. "Those North Korean Sanctions Might Be Working. Here's Why." Monkey Cage [blog]. Washington Post. April 6, 2018.

Graff Zivin, Joshua, and Matthew Neidell. "Air Pollution's Hidden Impacts." Science 359 (2018): 39–40.


Bleek, Phillip.* "When Did (and Didn't) States Proliferate? Chronicling the Spread of Nuclear Weapons.Discussion Paper (Cambridge, MA: Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, June 2017).

Shapiro, Jacob. "How We Can Kill Terrorism with Kindness." Time. January 5, 2017. 

Wiener, Rachel.* "The Impact of Hypersonic Glide, Boost-Glide, and Air-Breathing Technologies on Nuclear Deterrence." In Project on Nuclear Issues: A Collection of Papers from the 2016 Nuclear Scholars Initiative and PONI Conference Series, edited by Mark Cancian,136–60. April 2017.

Wolf, Albert.* "A Not-So-Grand Bargain with North Korea." US News and World Report. August 11, 2017.

Wolf, Albert.* "Pulling Out of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan with Iran: And Then What?" rusi.org. August 9, 2017.

Wolf, Albert.* "This Is How Trump Should Use Brinksmanship with North Korea." The Hill. May 17, 2017.



Cheung, Tai Ming. "The Rise of the Chinese National Security State Under Xi Jinping." China Policy Institute Analysis, December 15, 2016.

Lidow, Nicolai Hart. Violent Order: Understanding Rebel Governance Through Liberia's Civil War (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016).


Azoulay, Pierre, Christian Fons-Rosen, and Joshua S. Graff Zivin. "Does Science Advance One Funeral at a Time?" NBER Working Paper No. 21788. December 2015.

Graff Zivin, Joshua S., Solomon M. Hsiang, and Matthew J. Neidell. “Temperature and Human Capital in the Short- and Long-Run.” NBER Working Paper No. 21157. May 2015.

Hoen, Ben, Ryan Wiser, Sandra Adomatis, Thomas Jackson, Joshua Graff-Zivin, Mark Thayer, and Geoffrey T. Klise. Selling Into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of Solar Homes. Prepared for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Office, US Department of Energy. January 13, 2015.

Haggard, Stephan,  and Jon. R. LindsayNorth Korea and the Sony Hack: Exporting Instability Through Cyberspace. Asia Pacific Issues, No. 117 (May 2015). 

Lindsay, Jon R. "Exaggerating the Chinese Cyber Threat." Policy Brief, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, May 2015.

Lindsay, Jon R., Tai Ming Cheung, and Derek Reveron. "Will China and America Clash in Cyberspace?" The National Interest, April 12, 2015.

Rosenberg, A. A.,  L. M. Branscomb, V. Eady, P. C. Frumhoff, G. T. Goldman, M. Halpern, K. Kimmell,Y. Kothari, L. D. Kramer, N. F. Lane, J. J. McCarthy, P. Phartiyal, K. Rest, R. Sims, C. Wexler, "Congress's Attacks on Science-based Rules, "Science, May 29, 2015, 964-66.


Nuclear Posture, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Spread of Nuclear WeaponsJournal of Conflict Resolution 58 (3), April 2014.

Guest editors: Erik Gartzke and Matthew Kroenig*

Includes papers by PPNT alumni Philipp C. Bleek*, Robert L. Brown*, Jeff Kaplow*, Matt Kroenig*, Rupal Mehta*, and Neil Narang*.


Bassi, Joseph P.* A Scientific Peak: How Boulder Became a World Center for for Space and Atmospheric Science (University of Chicago Press for the AMS, December 2015).

In A Scientific Peak, Bassi tells the story of how Boulder, Colorado became a center of space and atmospheric science research in the 1940s to 1950s and "introduces us to the characters, from citizens to scientists, and the mix of politics, passion, and sheer luck at the start of Boulder’s transformation from 'Scientific Siberia' to the research mecca it is today."

Joe Bassi is a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF) and an assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University—Worldwide. He was part of the second cohort of PPNT fellows in 2004. 

Horsburgh, Nicola.* China and the Global Nuclear Order: From Estrangement to Active Engagement (Oxford, 2015).

No other nuclear state (except perhaps Russia) matters more to the long-term security of the United States. Horsburgh's book "proposes an alternative context to understand both China's past and present nuclear behavior: its engagement with the process of creating and maintaining global nuclear order."

Nicola Horsburgh has just completed a three-year stint as a post-doc at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict. She was in the 2010 cohort of PPNT fellows.

Brown, Robert L.* Nuclear Authority: The IAEA and the Absolute Weapon (Georgetown U. Press, 2015).

Brown details the emergence of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as a powerful international organization over the last two decades. In addition to detailing the history of the IAEA, Brown explores  "the puzzle of how an agency created by states to aid cooperation has gained power over them." 

Rob Brown was part of the original cohort of PPNT fellows in 2003 and led the PPNT summer training from 2007 to 2012. He was a 2015-16 Stanton Nuclear Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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