Richard Ned Lebow

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

Richard Ned Lebow (legal date of birth, April 24, 1942) is an American political scientist best known for his work in international relations, political psychology, classics and philosophy of science. He is Professor of International Political Theory at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, and James O. Freedman Presidential Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College. Born in Paris, France Lebow lost his entire family in World War II, was adopted by an American family, and grew up in New York City. He graduated from Lynbrook Senior High School in 1959 in New York, Long Island.[1]

Lebow holds the following degrees:[2]

Lebow has held numerous visiting positions. These include:


  • Honorable Mention, Charles A. Taylor Book Award for the best book in interpretative methodologies and methods, for Causation in International Relations, 2016
  • Honorary Doctorate, Pandeion University, Athens, Greece, 2015
  • Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award, for Toni Erskine and Richard Ned Lebow, Tragedy and International Relations, 2014
  • 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

Books since 2003[edit]

  • Editor, Max Weber and International Relations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in press).
  • National Identifications and International Relations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
  • Coeditor with Peer Schouten and Hidemi Suganami, Return of the Theorists: Dialogues with Dead Thinkers (London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016.
  • Richard Ned Lebow: A Pioneer in International Relations Theory, History, Philosophy and Psychology, ed. Hans Günther Brauch (Heidelberg: Springer; New York: Dordrecht, 2016). 4 vols.
  • 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.


  1. ^ "Interview - Richard Ned Lebow". E-International Relations. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  2. ^ Dartmouth faculty web page

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