Steven David is the Director of the Certificate Program in National Security Studies and Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University. His scholarly focus is on security issues arising from the developing world, with a special emphasis on the Middle East. He is now finishing his third book, this one on the implications for American security of civil conflict in keys states. He has published a wide range of articles appearing in such publications as World Politics, Foreign Affairs, International Security, The National Interest and Ethics and International Affairs.
He teaches several courses, including Political Violence, National Security in the Nuclear Age, The Causes of Peace, and Internal War. He is also Vice Dean for Centers and Programs at Johns Hopkins University.