Andrea Chiampan obtained his PhD in International History at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva in 2017. Since then he has been a fellow of the Sir Michael Howard Center for the History of War at King’s College London (KCL), an Agnese N. Haury Fellow at NYU, a Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at MIT. His first book project Flawed Architects, Resilient Technologies, and the Making of the Second Cold War follows the trajectory of cruise missile development in the 1970s and 1980s and its entanglement with détente, arms control, and transatlantic diplomacy. At the same intersection between history of technology, diplomatic history, and security studies also finds place his second book project tentatively entitled “Five Missiles in the Same Hole”: A History of GPS in the Cold War and sponsored by the SNSF. Portions of his research on NATO, transatlantic relations, and nuclear history have appeared in journals such as Diplomacy & Statecraft, the International History Review, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, as well as in a forthcoming article in Diplomatic History.
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow