Bryan Early
2015, IPSI
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of PISCES, University of Albany, SUNY



Bryan Early is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the University at Albany-SUNY’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.  He is also the Director of the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the Center for Policy Research.   As the Director of PISCES and a principal investigator at the Center for Policy Research, he has been the recipient of 31 grant awards totaling over $3.45 million since 2011.

Most of his research focuses on foreign policy issues at the cross-section of international security and international political economy, including the study of economic sanctions and foreign aid, the proliferation of strategic technologies, and the security implications of strategic technologies. He also conducts research on political violence, including WMD terrorism, the use of child soldiers, and why organizations turn violent.

Prior to his current appointment, he was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs from 2008-2009 and a graduate research associate at The University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade & Security (CITS) from 2005-2008.  He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from The University of Georgia in 2009.


Trade and International Finance, Nuclear and WMDs, Foreign Policy