Joshua A. Schwartz is a PhD candidate focusing on international security. In particular, he studies reputation, emerging technology like drones, gender, and weapons of mass destruction. Josh's dissertation, "When Fighting to Demonstrate Resolve Backfires," investigates how engaging in military conflicts can ultimately undermine a state's reputation for resolve.
Josh recently won the Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences' (TESS) special competition for young investigators for his research with Christopher Blair on how gender stereotypes affect how female leaders are evaluated by the public in international military crises. He holds a certificate in college and university teaching from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the George Washington University, where he graduated summa cum laude.