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Professor Peter Trubowitz

Peter_TrubowitzMediumPeter Trubowitz is Co-Head of the United States International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. He is also Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

His main teaching and research interests are in the fields of international security and comparative foreign policy, with special focus on American grand strategy and foreign policy. He also writes and comments frequently on U.S. party politics and elections and how they shape and are shaped by America’s changing place in the world.

Before joining the LSE, he was Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.  He has also held visiting positions at Harvard, Princeton, University of California at San Diego, Universidad de Chile, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, and the Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he was the J. William Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in American Foreign Policy.

Select Publications 

  • Politics and Strategy: Partisan Ambition and American Statecraft (Princeton University Press, 2011)
  • Defining the National Interest: Conflict and Change in American Foreign Policy (University of Chicago Press, 1998)

Professor Trubowitz has also published articles in scholarly journals such as International Security, International Studies Quarterly, and Political Science Quarterly and more popular venues like Foreign Affairs, International Herald Tribune, and The National Interest.