Enia4bwJason Enia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University and the Director of the Center for the Study of Disasters & Emergency Management.

Are the politics associated with preventing and mitigating low probability, high impact events all that different from other international politics? Often we assume the answer is yes – or that it should be yes if it’s not already. This sentiment is partly rooted in the assumption that the potentially huge and negative consequences of failure should make the politics different. But is this actually true? Enia’s research tackles this question by exploring the international and comparative politics of regimes and institutions around both nuclear nonproliferation and natural disasters. Contrary to what many assume, the politics that underpin these extraordinary issues are often very ordinary.

Enia holds a Ph.D. in Politics & International Relations from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University (NY), and a B.A. in Political Science & Economics from the University of Dayton (OH). His research has been published in Review of International Studies, The Nonproliferation ReviewInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, and The Social Science Journal among others. In 2012, he was featured in the Council on Foreign Relations’ Educators Bulletin.

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