Jonathan A. Chu
Welcome to my web page! I'm a political scientist who specializes in international relations and comparative politics. My research investigates how liberal democratic values and institutions affect foreign policy in areas such as humanitarian intervention, military alliances, and the rise of China. Through this work, I also seek to better understand the domestic and behavioral foundations of international politics.
My work appears in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and has received grants and awards such as the NSF, Qualtrics Research Grant, Finkelstein Paper Prize (International Studies Association), and Weber Paper Award (American Political Science Association).
In addition to research, I'm passionate about teaching and have taught original courses on human rights and the laws of war. I've also applied my expertise in projects with the National Opinion Research Council, U.S. Agency for International Development, and W. W. Norton Press. I am also the Director of Operations at CivicPulse, a non-profit organization that specializes in polling local government officials across the United States.
I'm now a Postdoctoral Fellow at Perry World House and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. I received a B.A. in Political Science from UC San Diego, and a Ph.D. also in political science from Stanford University.