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Sarah Kreps

John L. Wetherill Professor

Sarah Kreps

White Hall, Room 313
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Sarah Kreps is the John L. Wetherill Professor in the Department of Government and Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell University as well as a Faculty Fellow in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity at the Cornell Tech Campus in New York City. Her teaching and research focus on the intersection of international politics, technology, and national security. You can find her CV here.

She has written five books, including the forthcoming book Social Media and International Relations (Cambridge University Press). Other books include Taxing Wars: The American Way of War Finance and the Decline of Democracy (2018), Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know (2016), Drone Warfare (2014) and Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War (Oxford 2011).

Beyond these books, Dr. Kreps's work has appeared in a number of academic journals such as the American Political Science Review, World Politics, Journal of Politics, and International Security, and policy outlets such as Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. Her opinions have been featured in a series of media outlets including The Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, USA Today, CNBC, and CNN.

Dr. Kreps is a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution and has held fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations (and is a life member), Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, West Point, and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. She has a BA from Harvard, MSc from Oxford, and PhD from Georgetown. Between 1999-2003, she served as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force.



  • Government

Graduate Fields

  • Government
  • Peace Studies and Peace Science


  • International relations
  • International conflict and cooperation
  • Alliance politics
  • Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction


Spring 2021


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