Frederick R. Chen


I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and currently a Zuckerman Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University.

My research focuses on how economics and security can interact to influence international relations, particularly through domestic political mechanisms. My projects span the substantive fields of political economy, international security, foreign policy, and public opinion, among others. My solo-authored work has appeared in the Journal of Politics and Conflict Management & Peace Science. I received the David A. Lake Award for best paper at the 2019 International Political Economy Society (IPES) Conference as well as the Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award for outstanding research across all disciplines in social sciences at the University of Wisconsin in 2019–20.

I earned my M.A. in International Relations from Peking University (2016) and B.A. in International Politics from Tsinghua University (2013). Prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin, I was a visiting graduate student in the Department of Political Science at Yale University and at the University of Alberta.

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