Dani Nedal

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Dani Nedal

Areas of interest

  • Global security
  • International order
  • Urban geography
  • Inter-state conflict
  • United States foreign policy
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear strategy


Main bio

Dani Nedal (PhD, Georgetown University) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, jointly appointed at the Department of Political Science and the Munk School. His work focuses on topics related to global security and international order. His research focuses on topics of global security and international order. He is writing a book entitled Urban Warfare and Urban Peace, exploring the relationship between urban geography and interstate conflict. His work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, books, and outlets aimed at policy-makers and the broader public. A full list of ongoing projects and publications is available on his website.

Nedal has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Politics and Strategy, the U.S. Army War College’s Department of National Security and Strategy, and Georgetown University. In 2019 he received a Wimmer Faculty Fellowship for innovative teaching on critical reading. He has held fellowships at MIT’s Security Studies Program (Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow), Yale University’s International Security Studies program (Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellow) and the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (Research Fellow on ESRC and AHRC-funded project on Trust-Building in Nuclear Worlds). He has also worked with International Studies Quarterly, Aberystwyth University, Getulio Vargas Foundation, and the China-Brazil Business Council.

Select publications

"Urban Concentration and Civil War". With Megan Stewart and Michael Weintraub. Journal of Conflict Resolution. Volume 64 Issue 6, July 2020, Pages 1146–1171.

Anarchy and Authority: International Structure, the Balance of Power, and Hierarchy,” with Daniel Nexon. Journal of Global Security Studies, Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages 169–189.

“Gender in the International Studies Quarterly Review Process” with Daniel Nexon. PS: Political Science and Politics, 2018.

“On ‘Theorizing Terrorism’: A Reply to Colin Wight”. International Relations 25 (2): 263-266, 2011

“Chinese Investment in Brazil: Cum Grano Salis” Harvard Asia Quarterly XIII (1): 20-23, 2011

A Projeção Econômica da China: O Caso Africano (Chinese Economic Projection: The Case of Africa),” with Rodrigo Maciel and Renato Amorim. Revista Política Externa 19 (2): 193-202, 2010

“Desunidos Contra o Terror? O Terrorismo Jihadista e os entraves à Cooperação na Área de Segurança da União Européia, (Disunited Against Terror? Jihadist Terrorism and the obstacles to Security Cooperation in the EU)” Perspectiva Internacional 1: 16-31, 2008


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