Scott Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. He also serves as project chair for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Initiative on New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology, and War.

Before joining the Stanford faculty, Sagan was a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University. From 1984 to 1985, he served as special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. Sagan has also served as a consultant to the office of the secretary of defense and at the Sandia National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Sagan's books include Moving Targets: Nuclear Strategy and National Security; The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons; and, with co-author Kenneth N. Waltz, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: An Enduring Debate.

Last Updated: August 1, 2017