Jonathan Chu is a political scientist who specializes in international relations and comparative politics. His research investigates how liberal democratic norms and international institutions affect foreign policy over issues like the conduct of humanitarian wars, the maintenance of alliances, and the rise of China. His work is forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and has received grants and awards such as the NSF, Qualtrics Behavioral Research Grant, and Finkelstein Paper Prize (ISA).
In addition to research, Jonathan has taught original courses on topics like human rights and the laws of war at Stanford University. He has also consulted for the National Opinion Research Council, U.S. Agency for International Development, and W. W. Norton Press.
Jonathan is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UC San Diego, and a Ph.D. also in political science from Stanford University.