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Stephen Walt

Appointment
Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 367
617-495-5712
IGA-170M

This course is an in-depth examination of the realist perspective on international politics and foreign policy.   It will explore the philosophical foundations of realism, the evolution of realism since 1945, the competing strands of realist theory today, and realism’s implications for global politics in the 21st century and the foreign policies of different states.