Simon Reich

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Simon Reich is a scholar best known for his work in international relations, human security, and grand strategy. He is a professor in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University - Newark in Newark, New Jersey.


Reich is author, co-author, and editor of ten books and over fifty articles or book chapters. His most recent book is Good-bye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System (co-authored with Richard Ned Lebow).[1] He is also the author of the book The Fruits of Fascism[2] and The German Predicament.[3]

Reich's career has spanned across academia and public service. His positions include:

Reich is a frequent contributor on The Conversation and publishes online articles in Newsweek Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and Policy Forum. He is also often interviewed about current events on international radio programs and his work has been quoted in international newspapers and periodicals such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Detroit Free Press.

Personal life[edit]

Reich was raised in London and pursued his education in the United States. He earned his PhD in the Department of Government at Cornell University in 1988. He is married to Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia, a French historian and political scientist who serves as a professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration and the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University.

Reich is the father of fiction writer, Jezebel reporter,[4] and former Tech Times staff writer[5] J.E. Reich.[6][7]


In 2017, the Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs launched The Simon Reich Fellowship for Research in Global Governance to honor his legacy and support a new generation of research and discourse in the field of global governance. The fellowship will be awarded to one PhD student annually who is engaged in research or fieldwork as it relates to US foreign policy.

In 2016, the University of Pittsburgh's Ford Institute of Human Security launched the Simon Reich Human Security Writing Award. This annual award is given to a student who writes the best paper in the field of human security.

Reich himself has also been the subject of a number of awards, grants, and fellowships. Select honors include the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the Kellogg Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, and numerous other organizations.

Selected publications[edit]

  • "The Strategy of Sponsorship" (co-authored with Peter Dombrowski), Survival (October/November 2015), Vol. 57, No. 5. 121-148.
  • "American and Chinese Leadership during the Global Financial Crisis: Testing Kindleberger's Stabilization Functions" (co-authored with Carla Norrlof), International Area Studies Review, March 2015. 1-23.
  • Good-bye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System (with Richard Ned Lebow). Princeton University Press. 2014.
  • Global Norms, American Sponsorship and the Emerging Patterns of World Politics. Palgrave MacMillan. 2010.
  • Managing Ethnic Diversity after 9/11: Integration, Security, and Civil Liberties in Transatlantic Perspective (co-edited with Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia). Rutgers University Press. 2011.
  • Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States (co-edited with Scott Gates). University of Pittsburgh Press. 2009.
  • Immigration, Integration and Security: America and Europe in Comparative Perspective (co-edited with Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia). University of Pittsburgh Press. 2008.
  • Human Trafficking, Human Security and the Balkans (co-edited with H. Richard Friman). University of Pittsburgh Press. 2007.
  • "Modell Deutschland and the New Europe". Telos 89 (Fall 1991). New York: Telos Press.


  1. ^ "Good-Bye Hegemony!". Princeton University Press. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Simon Reich Takes Reins at Global Affairs Division of Rutgers University in Newark". Rutgers University. 2008-08-11. 
  3. ^ Markovits, Andrei S.; Reich, Simon (1 June 2001). "The German Predicament: Memory and Power in the New Europe". Cornell Univ Pr. Retrieved 20 August 2017 – via Amazon. 
  4. ^ "JE Reich". Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Times, Tech. "Tech Times". Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Reich, J. E. (18 September 2013). "Where Religion Begins". Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Reich, J. E. (7 October 2013). "The Demon Room". Retrieved 20 August 2017.