- International Relations
Professor Keren Yarhi-Milo is an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University’s Politics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. Her research and teaching focus on international relations and foreign policy, with a particular specialization in international security, psychological approaches, secrecy in world politics, intelligence and foreign policy, and qualitative methods.
She is the author of “Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence Organizations, and Assessments of Intentions in International Relations,” (Princeton University Press, 2014) which received the 2016 Furnnis Award for best book in the field of international security and the Best Book Award by the Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association. She just completed a second book manuscript titled “Who Cares about Reputation in World Politics: Leaders, Resolve, and the Use of Force.” Professor Yarhi-Milo’s articles have been published in International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, International Security, and Security Studies.
Before joining the faculty at Princeton University she was a post-doc fellow at the Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a pre-doc fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. Yarhi-Milo has worked at the Mission of Israel to the United Nations, as well as served in the Israeli Defense Forces, Intelligence Branch. Her dissertation received the Kenneth Waltz Awards for the best dissertation in the field of International Security and Arms Control in 2010.
She holds a Ph.D. and a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from Columbia University.