People of the Democratic Statecraft Lab

Sowon Park

Graduate Fellow

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.

 

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

Dale Copeland

Professor of Politics
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

Alexis Yang

Doctoral Research Assistant

Lab Support