Biography and CV

Sarah Kreps is an Associate Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell University. In 2017-2018, she is an Adjunct Scholar at the Modern War Institute (West Point).

Dr. Kreps is the author of three books, including, most recently, Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016).  Before that, she published Drone Warfare (Polity Press, 2014; with John Kaag) on the ethics, legality, and politics of unmanned aerial vehicles.  Her first book was called Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 2011) and analyzed multilateral military interventions carried out over the last decade.  She has a fourth book in production with Oxford University Press called Taxing Wars, which deals with the causes and consequences of how advanced industrialized democracies such as the US, UK, and France pay for its wars.

Beyond these books, her work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Political Science Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, Foreign Policy Analysis, Polity, African Security Review, the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, the International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, Intelligence and National Security, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and Polity. Her opinions have been featured in a series of media outlets including The Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, CNBC, and Reuters.

Dr. Kreps has held fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations (and is a life member), Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. She has a BA from Harvard, MSc from Oxford, and PhD from Georgetown. Between 1999-2003, she served on active duty in the United States Air Force.

Her curriculum vitae can be found here Kreps Vitae_August 2017