Joseph Torigian

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow

About the Expert

Expert Bio

Joseph Torigian is an assistant professor at American University’s School of International Service, where he researches Chinese and Russian politics and foreign policy. He is also a global fellow at the Wilson Center’s history and public policy program. Previously, he was a fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, and the George Washington University’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. He was also an international research and exchanges board scholar affiliated with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, a Fulbright Scholar at Fudan University in Shanghai, and a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Michigan and a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • American University, School of International Service, assistant professor
  • Wilson Center, History and Public Policy Program, global fellow