Charles Nicas is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, where he specializes in topics relating to democracy, international security and U.S. foreign policy.
Since 2011 he has worked closely with Condoleezza Rice, serving most recently as her chief of research. He has published case studies on political risk and the global economy through the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School Press. He has previous research experience at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the American University of Beirut.
Nicas graduated from Stanford University with masters degrees in public policy and international policy studies in 2011. He graduated from George Washington University, magna cum laude, with a BA in political science and a focus on international affairs.