People of the Democratic Statecraft Lab
Sowon Park is a Ph.D. student in politics at the University of Virginia. She studies how foreign policy leaders interpret the intentions and signals of their adversaries during international crises, and how miscalculations sometimes lead to inadvertent crisis escalation. Her substantive research focuses on the impact of domestic politics on the bargaining behavior of political leaders during crises through the application of quantitative methodology.
Todd S. SechserProfessor of Politics, Lab Director
Coauthor of Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy
Expertise in international relations, foreign policy, nuclear security, emerging technologies