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James Goldgeier

School of International Service

  • James Goldgeier is Dean of the School of International Service. Prior to joining American University, he was a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He taught previously at Cornell University, and has held appointments at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, the State Department, the National Security Council staff, the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Library of Congress, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Hoover Institution, and the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Academy. From 2001-2005, he directed GWU’s Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. His books include: America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11 (co-authored with Derek Chollet); Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy toward Russia after the Cold War (co-authored with Michael McFaul); and Not Whether But When: The U.S. Decision to Enlarge NATO. He is the recipient of the Edgar S. Furniss book award in national and international security and co-recipient of the Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize in international relations.

    Among his current projects, Dean Goldgeier and collaborators at Duke University and the University of California, Berkeley, lead the Bridging the Gap initiative, which encourages and trains scholars and doctoral students to produce research oriented policy-relevant scholarship and theoretically grounded policy work.

    Dean Goldgeier is currently president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), serving for two years until 2017.

    Dean Goldgeier’s areas of expertise include contemporary international relations, American foreign policy, U.S.-Russia relations, the European Union, transatlantic security and NATO.

    Email him at sisdean@american.edu

  • Degrees

    Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; A.B., Government, Harvard University

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Area of Expertise: contemporary international relations and American foreign policy

Additional Information: The author or coauthor of four books, James M. Goldgeier is a leading figure in the world of public policy. Slate magazine and the Daily Beast chose his book, coauthored with Derek Chollet, America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11 as a "Best Book" and a "Favorite Book," respectively. His book Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy toward Russia after the Cold War, coauthored with Michael McFaul, earned the 2004 Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize for best book on international relations.

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