Selected princeton faculty in international relations (2009)

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Wolfgang Danspeckgruber

Lecturer of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Founding Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton Web Page

Danspeckgruber’s research interests include foreign and security policy, international diplomacy, and issues of state and self-determination. His current research focuses security and secession problems in South Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and South Asia, and the conduct of related diplomacy. His books include Self-Determination of Peoples - Communities, Nations, and States in Global Interdependence; Self-Determination and Self-Administration: A Sourcebook; The Iraqi Aggression against Kuwait; and Emerging Dimensions of European Security Policy. Danspeckgruber has been involved in informal diplomacy in the Balkans and the Caucasus. Ph.D. Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies

Harold Feiveson

Senior Research Policy Scientist and Co-Principal Investigator

Program on Science & Global Security Web Page

Feiveson's principal research interests lie in the fields of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy policy. His recent work has focused on the ways in which the nuclear arsenals of the U.S. and the former Soviet Union can be dismantled and "de-alerted", the strengthening of the nuclear non-proliferation regime (including a universal ban on the production of weapons-useable material and on nuclear weapons testing), and the strengthening of the separation between nuclear weapons and civilian nuclear energy activities. He has served in positions in the National Academy of Science, the Federation of American Scientists, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published articles in Scientific American, International Security, and other journals. His edited volume entitled The Nuclear Turning Point: A Blueprint for Deep Cuts and De-Alerting of Nuclear Weapons was published by the Brookings Institution in 1999. PhD. Princeton, 1972.

Gene Grossman

Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics (also Woodrow Wilson School)

Director, International Economic Section Web Page
Grossman has written extensively on international trade, focusing particularly on the determinants of international competitiveness in dynamic, research-intensive industries. He is author, with Elhanan Helpman, of Innovation and Growth in the Global Economy, Special Interest Politics, and Interest Groups and Trade Policy. He has also written (with colleague Alan Krueger) a widely-cited paper on the likely environmental impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as well as many other papers on U.S. and developing countries' trade policies. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and of the Center for Economic Policy Research, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Economic Growth, the Review of International Economics, and the German Economic Review. He recently served a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association.  Ph.D., MIT

Frank von Hippel

Professor of Public and International Affairs

Co-Director, Program on Science and Global Security Web Page

Von Hippel has written extensively on the technical basis for nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament initiatives, the future of nuclear energy, and checks and balances in policymaking for technology. A former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology, von Hippel’s areas of policy research include nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, energy. Prior to coming to Princeton, he worked for ten years in the field of elementary-particle theoretical physics. He won a 1993 MacArthur fellowship in recognition of his outstanding contributions to his fields of research. Ph.D. Oxford University.

Robert Hutchings
Statesman-in-Residence, Woodrow Wilson School

Hutchings’ research interests include the contemporary diplomatic history of transatlantic relations in the period from 1980 to 2000, and the forecasting of international events. He is currently engaged in a multinational research team researching the diplomacy of the end of the Cold War. Ambassador Hutchings completed his two-year tenure as chairman of the National Intelligence Council in early 2005 and returned to Princeton University. He has conducted long-term intelligence forecasting exercises. His combined academic and diplomatic career has included service as Director for European Affairs with the National Security Council, and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State, with the rank of ambassador. He also has served as deputy director of Radio Free Europe and on the faculty of the University of Virginia, and has held adjunct appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His most recent books are At the End of the American Century and American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War, which was translated into German. He is a director of the Atlantic Council of the United States and of the Foundation for a Civil Society, serves on the editorial board of International Politics. Ph.D. Virginia.

Harold James

Professor of History and International Affairs

Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society Web Page

James researches globalization and its relationship to European economic and cultural history. He is currently working on a history of the European monetary cooperation. His books include an official history of the International Monetary Fund, International Monetary Cooperation Since Bretton Woods (1996), as well as The End of Globalization: Lessons from the Great Depression (2001), Europe Reborn: A History 1914-2000 (2003), The German Slump (1986), A German Identity 1770-1990 (1989), Deutsche Bank (1995), and The Deutsche Bank and the Nazi Economic War Against the Jews (2001). PhD. Cambridge University.

Peter Kenen
Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance Emeritus Web Page

Peter Kenen's research interests span international monetary economics and policy. His current research focuses on transatlantic monetary relations, the relative status of the Euro and the dollar, international financial architecture, and theories of optimal currency areas. He has written widely on European monetary integration and the monetary policy of Britain and other individual European countries. PhD. Harvard University.

Stephen Kotkin

Professor of History and Director, Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies Web Page

Kotkin researches modern Russia and Eurasia, as well as empire, nation-building, political corruption, and modernism. He is currently at work on an international history of Eurasia over centuries. He is the author of numerous books on modern Russia, including Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000, and as co-author, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World (1300 to the present). PhD. UC Berkeley.

Alan Krueger

Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Web Page


In addition to work on the economics of education, labor demand, income distribution, social insurance, labor market regulation and the environment, Krueger has done seminal work on the economics of terrorism. He is the author of What Makes A Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism. He is the founding Director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center. In 1994-95 he served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. He is currently on leave at the US Department of Treasury. Ph.D. Economics, Harvard.

Paul Krugman

Professor of Economics and International Affairs Web Page
Krugman’s professional reputation rests largely on work in international trade and finance; he is one of the founders of the "new trade theory," a major rethinking of the theory of international trade. For this he won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. His current academic research is focused on economic and currency crises. He is the author or editor of 20 books. At the same time, he has written extensively for a broader public audience, including a regular New York Times column. He came to Princeton from MIT. Ph.D., MIT.

Daniel Kurtzer

Lecturer and S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies

Kurtzer analyzes Arab-Israeli diplomacy. His recent book, Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East, reports the results of a study group on Middle East peace. From 2001-2005 he served as the United States Ambassador to Israel and from 1997-2001 as the United States Ambassador to Egypt. He previously served as a Foreign Service Officer, including as member of the Policy Planning Staff, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, member of the American delegation to the Israel-Palestinian autonomy negotiations, member of the U.S. team to the Madrid Peace Conference, and U.S. Representative in the Multilateral Refugee Working Group. Ph.D. Columbia University.

David Leheny

Professor of East Asian Studies Web Page

Leheny’s research focuses on Japanese politics and its susceptibility to international norms, constructivist theory, and unconventional issues in Japanese politics. His current project focuses on the role of domestic and transnational norms in explaining patterns of Japanese direct foreign assistance. He has written The Rules of Play: National Identity and the Shaping of Japanese Leisure (2003), and Think Global, Fear Local: Sex, Violence, and Anxiety in Contemporary Japan (2006). He as served as a regional affairs officer in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of State, focusing especially on Central, East, and Southeast Asia, He came to Princeton in 2007 from Wisconsin. PhD Cornell.
Former Graduate Students include: Jing Sun (University of Denver), Liv Coleman (Harvard University postdoc), Ayse Zarakol (Washington and Lee), Jelena Subotic

(Georgia State University).

Evan Lieberman
Associate Professor of Politics Web Site

Lieberman’s research focuses on the relationship between racial, ethnic and national identity, state building, and public policy in developing countries, as well as comparative qualitative methods. He is currently working on a study of the international and domestic politics of HIV/AIDS and other diseases around the world. He is the author of Race and Regionalism in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa (2003), which won the 2004 Mattei Dogan Prize for best book in Comparative Analysis and other awards. He is faculty director of the Princeton AIDS Initiative. PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Stephen Macedo
Professor of Politics

Director, University Center on Human Values Web Site

Macedo writes on political theory, ethics, public policy, and law, especially on topics related to liberalism and constitutionalism, democracy and citizenship, diversity and civic education, religion and politics, the family and sexuality, and, recently, the political community and globalization. His current projects include studies of immigration, social justice and the democratic legitimacy of multilateral institutions. His books include Universal Jurisdiction: International Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes under International Law, Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation, and What We Can Do About It, Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy, Liberal Virtues: Citizenship, Virtue, and Community in Liberal Constitutionalism, American Constitutional Interpretation, and Educating Citizens: International Perspectives on Civic Values and School Choice. He is director of the University Center on Human Values. PhD. Princeton.

Douglas Massey

Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Office of Population Research Web Site
Massey’s recent research focuses on the sources of immigration and migration, neo-liberal economic reform in Latin America, the sources of racial stratification, and the determinants of college admission and performance. His books include Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at the End of the Millennium, which develops a theoretical synthesis to account for immigration, uses it to analyze the history of Mexico-U.S. migration, and suggests avenues for future reform. His book Chronicle of a Myth Foretold: The Washington Consensus in Latin America, analyzes economic policy-making in the region. Massey is currently serves as President of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, as well as Director of Graduate Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School. He came to Princeton from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. PhD, Princeton.

Denise Mauzerall

Professor of Public and International Affairs Web Site

Mauzerall’s research focuses on global air pollution from both the science and policy perspectives. Her scientific research focuses on quantifying the impact that fossil fuel combustion and biomass burning have on global air quality, and determining how global change science can best contribute to the formation of international environmental policy. Her policy research has focused, among other things, on the estimating the degree to which the substitution of advanced, low-emission energy technologies for conventional energy technology can contribute to abating air pollution damage. She has held positions in the Global Change Division of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., where she worked to implement the Montreal Protocol, the international treaty protecting the stratospheric ozone layer, and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, where she has used three-dimensional global chemical tracer models to examine the transformation and long-distance transport of air pollutants. Ph.D. Harvard University.

Sophie Meunier

Permanent Research Associate in Public and International Affairs

Co-Director, European Union Program

Acting Director, Niehaus Center on Globalization and Governance

Woodrow Wilson School Web Site

Meunier research focuses on the European Union, anti-Americanism in Europe, and transatlantic trade relations. She is currently writing a book manuscript on the politics of French anti-Americanism. She is the author of Trading Voices: The European Union in International Commercial Negotiations (Princeton, 2007), and The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization (with Philip Gordon), and editor of The State of the European Union: Making History. Meunier has also published many articles on the European Union, the politics of international trade, globalization, and French politics in journals such as International Organization, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy.  She is Co-Director of the European Union Program. She directs the seminar on "Globalization and Domestic Politics" at PIIRS. Meunier contributes frequently to the French media. Ph.D. MIT.

Jan-Werner Mueller
Professor of Politics Web Site

Mueller specializes in political theory, the history of modern Continental political thought, and the social theory of European politics and society. His current research focuses on the normative dimensions of European integration, which is analyzed in his recent book, Constitutional Patriotism. His other books include A Dangerous Mind: Carl Schmitt in Post-War European Thought, Another Country: German Intellectuals, Unification and National Identity, German Ideologies since 1945: Studies in the Political Thought and Culture of the Bonn Republic and Memory and Power in Post-War Europe: Studies in the Presence of the Past. He came to Princeton in 2004 from Oxford University. D.Phil., Oxford.

Michael O'Hanlon

Visiting Lecturer, Woodrow Wilson School Web Site

O’Hanlon’s research interests include U.S. defense strategy and budgeting, military technology, homeland security, Northeast Asian security, and humanitarian intervention. He is Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, and his policy analysis and public commentary appears widely. He recently published Defense Strategy for the post-Saddam Era (2005), The European Way of War (co-authored, 2004), Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: How to Deal with a Nuclear North Korea (with Mike Mochizuki, 2003), Protecting the American Homeland: A Preliminary Analysis (co-authored, 2002), Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration (2002), Defending America: The Case for National Missile Defense (with James Lindsey, 2001), Technological Change and the Future of Warfare (2000), Winning Ugly: NATO’s War to Save Kosovo (with Ivo Daalder, 2000). He was previously Defense and Foreign Policy Analyst, National Security Division, Congressional Budget Office, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Congo. He has taught at Princeton since 2000. PhD. Princeton.

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