Marc Grinberg

Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University
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Misuse and Manipulation: The Strategic Politics of Military Capacity Building
Marc Grinberg

Marc Grinberg is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Watson Institute of Public and International Affairs at Brown University. Marc studies how states manage strategic challenges to cooperation. His book project, Misuse and Manipulation: The Strategic Politics of Military Capacity Building, examines control in military partnerships focusing on the challenges that arise from sharing military power. His research makes theoretical and empirical contributions to our understanding of principal-agent problems, the strategic foundations of international power and order, the interaction of domestic and international politics, international arms transfers, and empirical tools for testing multi-actor theories. Marc's research is informed by his experiences in the US government (State Department, Department of Homeland Security, Congress), which inspired a set of projects on research-informed foreign policy design and foreign policy-relevant research design. Marc earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Stanford University in 2021, an M.Phil in Political Theory at Oxford University and an A.B. in Politics at Princeton University. He is a former Presidential Management Fellow and co-founder of The Public Philosopher, a project seeking to inject philosophical analysis into public policy debate.


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International Relations
Political Theory