Casey W. Mahoney

International Nonproliferation Professional In Training


Casey W. Mahoney is a graduate student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California, pursuing an M.A. in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies with foci in U.S. nuclear nonproliferation policy, Russian and Eurasian affairs, and WMD nonproliferation regimes.


After graduating as class valedictorian from Seton Catholic High School, Chandler, Ariz. in 2007, Mahoney attended Middlebury College from 2007 to 2011 and studied Russian (major) and Political Science (minor), as well as Education Studies. After spending a summer in an immersive Russian language program, he spent his junior year abroad in Siberia in Irkutsk, Russia studying language, humanities, human ecology, and interning at a national writers guild.

Mahoney completed a thesis on Russian local government and authoritarianism during his senior year, while also directing his a cappella group and serving as president of the Russian and Eastern European Society. He graduated in May 2011 with a B.A. Summa Cum Laude with highest honors as Phi Beta Kappa.

Graduate studies

One of the first students to attend the Monterey Institute (MIIS) on an integrated dual-degree program with Middlebury, Mahoney is a three-semester M.A. candidate (December 2012). In addition to his studies, is working on multiple research projects on WMD security issues through the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and the Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report.

He contributed to a joint proposal with UNIDIR, presented in March 2012 at the UN Headquarters in New York during the Preparatory Committee for the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Mahoney also works as a graduate assistant in the MIIS advising office and as a teaching assistant for introductory data analysis.


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