The Carnegie Corporation of New York announced today that Professor Matthew Fuhrmann is among the 2016 Carnegie Fellows. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program provides the most prestigious and most generous fellowships advancing research in the social sciences and humanities. The program supports an outstanding cadre of intellectuals whose research offers fresh perspectives on urgent, contemporary issues.
Nominees are carefully reviewed by a distinguished jury comprised of heads of the country’s preeminent scholarly institutions and presidents of leading universities and philanthropic foundations, who make the final selections, based on the originality, promise, and potential impact of their proposals. Each will receive up to $200,000 toward the funding of one to two years of scholarly research and writing aimed at addressing some of the world’s most urgent challenges to U.S. democracy and international order.
Professor Fuhrmann, (Ph.D. 2008, University of Georgia) is an associate professor and Ray A. Rothrock ’77 Fellow at Texas A&M where he is Director of Graduate Studies and co-director of the Political Economy and Political Violence Workshop. He is a prominent International Relations scholar with expertise in nuclear proliferation and nuclear strategy. He is the author of Atomic Assistance: How “Atoms for Peace” Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity. His new book with Todd Sechser, entitled Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy, will be published by Cambridge University Press this summer.
On Sept. 1, 2022, the Department of Political Science became part of the Bush School of Government & Public Service.