Michael Goldfien is a fellow at the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs’ Nuclear Security Program, part of International Security Studies. 

Goldfien's research focuses on the politics of diplomacy at the international and domestic levels. As part of this research agenda, his work explores public opinion and nuclear politics. As a fellow in the Nuclear Security Program, Goldfien will be studying public attitudes toward the use of conventional force in the shadow of nuclear weapons. His research has been published or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, Security Studies, and the Journal of Politics. 

Mike is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Yale University. Beginning in July 2023, he will be an assistant professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. He earned a B.A. in international relations from Grinnell College and an M.A. in international policy from Stanford University.