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Stephen Walt
Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs
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79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 367
617-495-5712
Assistant: Leah Knowles
617-496-2737

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago, where he served as Master of the Social Science Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences. He has been a Resident Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and he has also served as a consultant for the Institute of Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and the National Defense University. He presently serves on the editorial boards of Foreign Policy, Security Studies, International Relations, and Journal of Cold War Studies, and he also serves as Co-Editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, published by Cornell University Press. Additionally, he was elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2005.

Professor Walt is the author of The Origins of Alliances (1987), which received the 1988 Edgar S. Furniss National Security Book Award. He is also the author of Revolution and War (1996), Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy (2005), and, with co-author J.J. Mearsheimer, The Israel Lobby (2007).

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Outside Professional Activities For Stephen Walt

Board of Governors, Watson Institute of International Studies, Brown University (term ending June 2016) Academic

Board of Governors, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. Member since 2012. Academic

Cornell University Press. Co-editor of Studies in Security Affairs since 1993. Academic.

Foreign Policy magazine. Contributing Editor since 2009. For-profit publication.

Member, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Regional Organizations 2015-2016.

National Intelligence Council. Consultant in 2016. Government

Invited speaker: Global ARC Investment Conference, Commerzbank Global Economy Conference, Hamilton Hall Lecture Series (Salem, MA), Worcester World Affairs Council (Business or Public Organizations

Invited Speaker: London School of Economics, Occidental College, MIT, the University of Toronto, the Universite de Montreal, the Canadian Forces College, Florida Gulf Coast University. Academic

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Phone: 617-495-5712
Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 367
Assistant: Leah Knowles

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International Relations & Security

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