Nicholas Campbell-Seremetis was the 2022-23 Postdoctoral Scholar in National Security and Intelligence at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. Prior to arriving at Columbia, he was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s International Security Center (NDISC). Campbell-Seremetis specializes in international relations and political psychology. His current research examines the causes and consequences of people’s perceptions of the rationality of foreign leaders: in other words, people’s beliefs about how their international counterparts think. His dissertation utilized a mixture of experimental and case study methods to investigate how factors like speaking style, ideology, and race shape observers’ beliefs about the rationality of foreign leaders, and in turn how these beliefs shape preferences for diplomatic versus military approaches to crisis resolution. Nicholas-Seremetis’ broader interests include diplomacy, conflict, media and communication studies, and incorporating factors such as emotions, perception, belief, performance, rhetoric, and race into longstanding debates in international relations. His research has been supported by the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, the Center for Decision Research, and the Center for International Social Science Research. Campbell-Seremetis received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2020, and a B.A. in Political Science and Drama from Vassar College in 2013.