Richard Lebow

Professor of International Political Theory, Department of War Studies, King's College London

Richard Ned Lebow is professor of International Political Theory at King's College London, Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge and the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor (Emeritus) of Government at Dartmouth College. Among his recent publications are A Cultural Theory of International Relations (Cambridge, 2008), winner of the Jervis-Schroeder Award for the best book in international relations and history and the Susan Strange Award for the best book of the year; Forbidden Fruit: Counterfactuals and International Relations (Princeton, 2010); Why Nations Fight: The Past and Future of War (Cambridge, 2010) and The Politics and Ethics of Identity (Cambridge, 2012), winner of the Alexander L. George Award for the best book of the year by the International Society of Political Psychology. In 2014 he published Franz Ferdinand Lives: A World Without World War I (Palgrave-Macmillan), Constructing Cause in International Relations (Cambridge) and, coauthored with Simon Reich, Goodbye Hegemony! Rethinking America's Role in the World (Princeton). He has taught strategy at the National and Naval War Colleges and served as a scholar in-residence in the Central Intelligence Agency during the Carter Administration. Dr. Lebow has held visiting appointments at the University of Lund, Sciences Po, University of Cambridge, Austrian Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, London School of Economics and Political Science, Australian National University, University of California at Irvine, and the Frankfurt Peace Research Institute. Dr. Lebow holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in international relations from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in political science from City University of New York.