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Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs
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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.

His book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007, co-authored with John J. Mearsheimer) was a New York Times best seller and has been translated into more than twenty foreign languages.   His most recent book is The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2018).

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Outside Professional Activities For Stephen Walt

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Australian War College Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Canadian Forces College Reimbursed travel
Canadian Forces College Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Center for the Study of Financial Innovation Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Charles Koch Institute Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Hamilton Hall Lecture Series on World Affairs Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Institute for Sicherheits Politik Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Nepal Institute for International Affairs Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Thessaloniki Symposium Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Union College Reimbursed travel
Union College Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
University of Warsaw Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation

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Phone: 617-495-5712
Assistant: Leah Marshall

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International Relations & Security

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