John L. Wetherill Professor
Sarah Kreps is the John L. Wetherill Professor in the Department of Government, Adjunct Professor of Law, and the Director of Tech Policy Institute in the Cornell Brooks School of Public Policy. Her teaching and research focus on the intersection of technology, international politics, and national security. You can find her CV here.
She has written five books, including, most recently, Social Media and International Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2020). 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 the American Political Science Review, World Politics, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Politics, International Security, Foreign Affairs and the Harvard Business Review. Her research and insights are frequently featured in international media outlets such as the New York Times, BBC, Financial Times, CNBC, CNBC, and CNN.
Dr. Kreps is a Non-Resident Senior 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, and West Point. 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.
- Emerging technology
- National security
- International politics
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