The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.


Colleen Larkin

Ph.D. Student




Research Interest: International Relations

Biography: Colleen Larkin is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, specializing in International Relations. Her research interests include international security, U.S. foreign policy, and nuclear strategy. Ms. Larkin graduated summa cum laude from Wellesley College with degrees in Political Science and Mathematics in 2018. Her undergraduate honors thesis, “Parity, What is it Good For? Jimmy Carter and the Legitimation of Nuclear Strategy,” examined the domestic and rhetorical politics behind Jimmy Carter’s nuclear doctrine and arms control policies.


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