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Andrea Chiampan

Andrea Chiampan

  • Visiting

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Research subject areas

  • Conflict and security
  • Arts, culture and media

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Dr. Chiampan is a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) postdoctoral fellow in the War Studies Department and the Sir Michael Howard Center for the History of War at KCL. He obtained his PhD summa cum laude from the Department of International History at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva (IHEID).

An international historian fond of interdisciplinary methods, his research interests include the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear strategy, theories of interaction between politics and technology, and the history of transatlantic relations and US foreign policy during the mid-late Cold War. His first book manuscript (“Détente and the Origins of the Euromissile Crisis”) tackles the history of NATO nuclear strategy and politics in the 1970s and 1980s, and it focuses in particular on the controversial decision to deploy new intermediate nuclear forces in Europe. His second book-length project, financed by the SNSF, investigates the origins of the GPS technology as a tool of Cold War nuclear strategy.

Prior to joining KCL, Dr. Chiampan has held research and teaching fellowships at the University of Padua, IHEID, Cambridge University, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and was the recipient of the Agnese N. Haury dissertation completion fellowship at New York University (NYU).

Selected Publications

A. Chiampan, “Encountering Violence: The Movement and the Legitimation of Violence at the Eve of Italy’s Anni di Piombo,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism(forthcoming, 2018).

Andrea Chiampan, “Ideas, Protests and Diplomacy in the INF Controversy,” in J.M. Hanhimäki, B. Blumenau, and B.  Zanchetta, (eds.), New Perspectives on the End of the Cold War: Unexpected Transformations? (London: Routledge, forthcoming, 2018)

A. Chiampan, “‘Those European Chicken Littles’: Reagan, NATO and the Polish Crisis, 1981-82,” The International History Review, Vol. 37, no. 4 (August 2015), pp. 682-699, doi:10.1080/07075332.2014.980299.

A. Chiampan, “Running with the Hare, Hunting with the Hounds: The Special Relationship, Reagan’s Cold War and the Falklands Conflict,” Diplomacy & Statecraft, Vol. 24, no. 4, (December 2013), pp. 640-660, doi:10.1080/09592296.2013.848714.

Andrea Chiampan, and Lorenzo Mechi, “Des intérêts difficilement conciliables: l’Italie, l’Europe et la crise des Falkland (avril - juin 1982)”, Guerres Mondiales et Conflicts Contemporains, Vol. 245, (March 2012), pp.115-132, doi:10.3917/gmcc.245.0115.