Don Casler is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University and studies topics at the intersection of international security and international political economy. His research interests include foreign policy decision making, political psychology, and public opinion. His dissertation project, “Credible To Whom? The Political Semantics of Credibility in International Politics” explores the sources of national security policymakers’ concern for their own credibility and probes the circumstances under which these concerns limit or alter decision makers’ options. His other research focuses on the politics and history of international trade policy.
Mr. Casler received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in June 2014, where he graduated cum laude and was awarded high honors for his senior thesis, Brasher With The Bomb? The Effects of Nuclear Weapons on Interstate Aggression. Prior to attending Columbia, he was a management consultant at Alvarez & Marsal in New York and worked on a variety of projects in the realm of financial services and financial inclusion.