Richard Ned Lebow

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Richard Ned Lebow in January 2012 at the University of Hamburg.

Professor Richard Ned Lebow is an American political scientist best known for his work in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. He is James O. Freedman Presidential Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College, Professor of International Political Theory at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, and Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He is a noted constructivist and expert on strategies of conflict management, the Cold War, the politics of memory, counterfactuals, the politics and ethics of identity, philosophy of science and ancient Greek politics and literature.

Lebow holds the following degrees:[1]

Lebow has held numerous visiting positions. These include:


  • Teaching Excellence Award, King’s College London, 2013
  • Distinguished Scholar,International Studies Association, 2014
  • Alexander L. George Award from the International Society of Political Psychology for the best book of the year (The Politics and Ethics of Identity)
  • Honorary Doctorate, American University of Paris, 2013
  • Robert Jervis-Paul Schroeder Award for the best book in international history and politics from the American Political Science Association (A Cultural Theory of International Relations), 2009
  • Susan Strange Award for the best book international relations from the British International Studies Association (A Cultural Theory of International Relations), 2009


  • Constructing Cause in International Relations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
  • Goodbye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System, coauthored with Simon Reich (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014).
  • Franz Ferdinand Lives! A World Without World War I (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014)
  • The Politics and Ethics of Identity: In Search of Ourselves (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
  • Co editor with Toni Erskine, Tragedy and International Relations (London: Palgrave, 2012).
  • Why Nations Fight: The Past and Future of War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Forbidden Fruit: Counterfactuals and International Relations (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010).
  • A Cultural Theory of International Relations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,2008). Winner of the Jervis-Schroeder Award (American Political Science Association) for the best book in history and international relations. Winner of the Susan Strange Award (British International Studies Association) for the best book of the year.
  • Coercion, Cooperation and Ethics (New York: Routledge, 2006).
  • The Tragic Vision of Politics: Ethics, Interests and Orders (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). Winner of the Alexander L. George Award for the best book in political psychology.

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