Jonathan D. Caverley, Ph.D.

Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Jonathan Caverley is professor of strategy in the Strategic and Operational Research Department of the Naval War College’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies and a research affiliate in the security studies program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the inaugural director of the Bernard Brodie Strategy Group. He was formerly assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, where he founded and co-chaired the working group on security studies at the Roberta Buffett Center. He previously served eight years as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and as an assistant professor of naval science at Northwestern University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Deterrence
  • Economics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Security Cooperation
  • Women, Peace, and Security

Professional Highlights


Director, Bernard Brodie Strategy Group


Professor, US Naval War College


Associate Professor, US Naval War College


Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Ph.D., University of Chicago

M.P.P., University of Chicago

A.B., Harvard College

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Research Contributions and Publications

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