2021 Next Gen National Security Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Casey Mahoney is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on international alliances, emerging technology and military strategy, and other topics in international affairs. Prior to coming to Penn, Casey served as a Nunn-Lugar Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense where he contributed to the Department's counter-ISIL team as the Jordan Country Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) from 2015 to 2017. He also supported WMD nonproliferation efforts as a Cooperative Threat Reduction program oversight advisor for the Asia-Pacific region from 2013 to 2015. Casey has held research positions at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, and the Center for Nonproliferation Studies. His work has appeared in War on the Rocks, the Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog, and Orbis. Casey holds an M.A. with distinction in nonproliferation and terrorism studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a B.A. summa cum laude in Russian from Middlebury College.