Stephen M. Walt

Stephen M. Walt

Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Stephen M.  Walt

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs and Faculty Chair of the Belfer Center’s International Security Program. 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 is presently a Contributing Editor at Foreign Policy magazine, where he writes a weekly online column, and serves on the editorial boards of Security StudiesInternational Relations, and Journal of Cold War Studies.  He is 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. He received the Distinguished Senior Scholar Award from the International Studies Association in 2015.

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 and U.S. Foreign Policy (2007).

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