Nick Ackert

Nick Ackert

Biography

Nick Ackert is a Ph.D. candidate at the MIT Department of Political Science specializing in Security Studies and International Relations. His research interests include Chinese Foreign Policy, East Asian security, and civil conflict in Southeast Asia. Nick's latest project explains variation in how China responds to crises and armed conflicts within or between neighboring states when its core interests are threatened. Before joining the MIT community, Nick graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard with a concentration in Classics. He also completed a double MSc in International Affairs (Political Science and International History) with distinction at Peking University and the London School of Economics.

Biography

Nick Ackert is a Ph.D. candidate at the MIT Department of Political Science specializing in Security Studies and International Relations. His research interests include Chinese Foreign Policy, East Asian security, and civil conflict in Southeast Asia. Nick's latest project explains variation in how China responds to crises and armed conflicts within or between neighboring states when its core interests are threatened. Before joining the MIT community, Nick graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard with a concentration in Classics. He also completed a double MSc in International Affairs (Political Science and International History) with distinction at Peking University and the London School of Economics.