Jonathan A. Chu
Welcome to my web page! I'm a political scientist who specializes international relations and comparative politics. My research seeks to better understand how liberal democratic norms and public values affect foreign policy over issues like the conduct of humanitarian wars, the maintenance of alliances, and the rise of China. I'm also an expert in survey and survey experimental design and methodology, and have used these tools to study global public opinion.
My work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Qualtrics, the Department of Defense, and other public and private institutions. I also have forthcoming work in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and have received awards like the Finkelstein Paper Prize from the International Studies Association.
Beyond research, I'm passionate about teaching and have instructed at Stanford University original courses on human rights and the laws of war. Seperately, I've recently consulted for the National Opinion Research Council, U.S. Agency for International Development, W. W. Norton Press, and NfX Venture Capital.
I received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and then a Ph.D. also in political science from Stanford University. When I'm not thinking (only) about political science, I enjoy classical piano, board games, and asking chefs for new recipes during my travels.