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David Holloway, PhD   Download vCard
Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History and FSI Senior Fellow; CISAC Faculty Member; Senior Fellow, by courtesy; Europe Center Affiliated Faculty; CDDRL Affiliated Faculty

Stanford University
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Stanford, CA 94305
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Research Interests
civil wars; history of nuclear weapons

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David Holloway is the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, a professor of political science, and an FSI senior fellow. He was co-director of CISAC from 1991 to 1997, and director of FSI from 1998 to 2003. His research focuses on the international history of nuclear weapons, on science and technology in the Soviet Union, and on the relationship between international history and international relations theory. His book Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956 (Yale University Press, 1994) was chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 11 best books of 1994, and it won the Vucinich and Shulman prizes of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. It has been translated into six languages, most recently into Czech in 2008. Holloway also wrote The Soviet Union and the Arms Race (1983) and co-authored The Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative: Technical, Political and Arms Control Assessment (1984). He has contributed to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Foreign Affairs, and other scholarly journals.

Since joining the Stanford faculty in 1986 -- first as a professor of political science and later (in 1996) as a professor of history as well -- Holloway has served as chair and co-chair of the International Relations Program (1989-1991), and as associate dean in the School of Humanities and Sciences (1997-1998). Before coming to Stanford, he taught at the University of Lancaster (1967-1970) and the University of Edinburgh (1970-1986). Born in Dublin, Ireland, he received his undergraduate degree in modern languages and literature, and his PhD in social and political sciences, both from Cambridge University.

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VIDEO: US Strategic Nuclear Policy: A Video History, 1945-2004
Sandia Labs historical video documents history of U.S. strategic nuclear policy. [...] Interviewed were university researchers including Stanford University professors Lynn Eden, Scott Sagan, and David Holloway, University of Pittsburgh professor Janne Nolan, University of Wisconsin professor Paul Boyer, and the late ...
October 12, 2011 in Center for Research on Globalization

Robert Sinclair named director of Bing Overseas Studies Program
Sinclair was recommended by a committee that included Roland Greene, professor of English and of comparative literature; David Holloway, the Raymond A.
May 25, 2010 in Stanford University News