NEWPORT, R.I. – Tom Karako, assistant professor of political science and interim director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy at Kenyon College, will present Salve Regina’s Atwood Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public, Karako’s talk, “Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East,” will be presented in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Ave.
For the 2010-11 academic year, Karako was selected to be an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, during which time he worked with the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategic forces policy, nonproliferation and NATO.
During his time as Director of Programs with the Claremont Institute (2003-2009), he directed the Publius and Lincoln fellowship programs, created and edited Missilethreat.com, and directed the Golden State Center.
Karako has published on defense policy, state politics, and executive-congressional relations in journals and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Investor’s Business Daily, the Journal of International Security Policy, the Claremont Review of Books, and Defense News.
He received his Ph.D. in politics and policy from Claremont Graduate University. He previously taught national security policy, American government, and constitutional law at Claremont McKenna College and California State University, San Bernardino.