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About Thomas O Karako

Thomas Karako is an assistant professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy (CSAD) at Kenyon College, where he arrived in 2009.
He is currently a senior fellow with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. His research focuses on national security, U.S. nuclear forces, missile defense, proliferation and public law.
Karako was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow for 2010–2011, during which time he worked with the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategic forces, nonproliferation, and NATO.
At Kenyon, he has taught U.S. foreign and defense policy, national security law, American government, the presidency and international law. He previously taught national security policy, American government, and constitutional law at Claremont McKenna College and California State University, San Bernardino. He has published widely on national security, state politics, executive-congressional relations and the thought of Niccolo Machiavelli.
Karako received his Ph.D. in politics and policy from Claremont Graduate University and his B.A. from the University of Dallas.


Present Director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy, Kenyon College