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About this Fellow

International relations with particular emphasis on American foreign policy, globalisation and soft power.



Current post

  • University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University

Past Appointments

  • Deputy Undersecretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology, Other Foreign Institutions, 1977 - 1979
  • Chairman, National Intelligence Council, Other Foreign Institutions, 1993 - 1994
  • US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Other Foreign Institutions, 1994 - 1995
  • Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard University, Harvard University, 2004 - 2016
  • , Harvard University, 1964
  • University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University, Harvard University, 2004


Power and Interdependence Revisited (with Robert O Keohane) International Organization Vol.41, No.4 1987

The Paradox of American Power 2002

Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics 2004

The Future of Power 2011

Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era 2013

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The politics and morality of war with special emphasis right now on asymmetric war; also the complicated relations of religion and nationalism in the years since World War Two

Professor Jane Duckett

Contemporary Chinese government and politics; Chinese health and social policy, poverty and inequality; comparative politics

Professor Miranda Fricker

Epistemic injustice; their relation to certain political ideas; epistemic vices and virtues; social interpretation; moral relativism; moral emotions and attitudes

Professor Sarah Birch

Comparative politics; political ethics; electoral institutions and electoral integrity; environmental politics