People of the Democratic Statecraft Lab

John Owen

John M. Owen

Professor of Politics, Department Chair

John M. Owen is Taylor Professor of Politics and Chair of the Department of Politics.  He also is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and the Miller Center of Public Affairs.  Owen is author of Confronting Political Islam (Princeton, 2015), The Clash of Ideas in World Politics (Princeton, 2010), and Liberal Peace, Liberal War (Cornell, 1997).  He has published in numerous scholarly journals, edited volumes, and newspapers, and has held fellowships at Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, and Oxford.  In 2015-16 he won a Humboldt Research Prize and was a fellow at the Free University of Berlin and the WZB Berlin Social Science Research Center.

Director

Todd Sechser

Todd S. Sechser

Professor of Politics, Lab Director

 

Coauthor of Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy

Expertise in international relations, foreign policynuclear securityemerging technologies

Faculty

Tobias Grossmann

Tobias Grossmann

Associate Professor of Psychology
Harry Harding

Harry Harding

Professor of Public Policy, Batten School
David Leblang

David Leblang

Professor of Politics

Syaru Shirley Lin

Associated Faculty Department of Politics and Compton Visiting Professor in World Politics, Miller Center of Public Affairs
Anne Meng

Anne Meng

Assistant Professor of Politics
John Owen

John M. Owen

Professor of Politics, Department Chair

Mila Versteeg

Professor of Law, UVA School of Law

Researchers

Joshua Alley

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Hsuan-Yu Shane Lin

Graduate Fellow

Sowon Park

Graduate Fellow

Justin Schon

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Lab Support