Theo Milonopoulos is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University. His dissertation explores the influence civilian and military advisors on presidential decision-making and strategic reassessment during wartime. His research interests include civil military relations, military strategy, bureaucratic politics, and the influence of domestic politics on American foreign policy.
From 2009 to 2011 he served as a lead research assistant to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she wrote her memoirs at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He previously held research assistant and intern positions at the RAND Corporation, Columbia's History Lab, the Center for New American Security (CNAS), the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, and Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). A graduate of Stanford University with honors in international security studies, Theo received an MA in War Studies at King's College London, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar.