Michael Mandelbaum

Christian Herter Professor, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University

Experience:

Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (1990-present); faculty member at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the U.S. Naval Academy (1975-1990).

Selected Publications:

The Ideas that Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets in the Twenty-first Century (PublicAffairs, 2002); The Dawn of Peace in Europe (Twentieth Century Fund, 1996); The Fate of Nations: The Search for National Security in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Cambridge University Press, 1988); The Global Rivals (co-author) (Knopf, 1988); Reagan and Gorbachev (co-author) (Vintage Books, 1987); The Nuclear Future (Cornell University Press, 1983); The Nuclear Revolution: International Politics Before and After Hiroshima (Cambridge University Press, 1981); The Nuclear Question: The United States and Nuclear Weapons, 1946-1976 (Cambridge University Press, 1979).The New European Diasporas (editor, 2000); The New Russian Foreign Policy (editor, 1998); The Social Safety Net in Postcommunist Europe (co-editor, 1997); Postcommunism: Four Perspectives (editor, 1996); The Strategic Quadrangle: Russia, China, Japan, and the United States in East Asia (editor, 1995); Central Asia and the World (editor, 1994); Making Markets: Economic Transformation in Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet States (co-editor, 1993); The Rise of Nations in the Soviet Union (editor, 1991); Western Approaches to the Soviet Union (editor, 1988).

Education:

Ph.D., Harvard University M.A.,

King's College, Cambridge University

B.A., Yale University

Past Research Projects

Publications

Video Speakers: Roger C. Altman, Michael Mandelbaum, and George Stephanopoulos
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Experts examine the effects of the current Congressional stalemate, minimal economic growth, and the increasing debt burden on U.S. foreign policy in the Obama administration.

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, CFR will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

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Audio

American Power and Profligacy (Audio)

Speakers: Roger C. Altman, Michael Mandelbaum, and George Stephanopoulos
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Experts examine the effects of the current Congressional stalemate, minimal economic growth, and the increasing debt burden on U.S. foreign policy in the Obama administration.

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, CFR will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

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Must Read Author: Michael Mandelbaum

From his new book, Michael Mandelbaum lays out the challenge of the U.S.'s activist foreign policy, including an expensive war on terror, in an age of economic retraction and pending entitlements. Mandelbaum is a professor of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins, as well as the director of the American Foreign Policy Program there.

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Foreign Affairs Article

Democracy Without America

Author: Michael Mandelbaum

Despite the failure of U.S. democracy-promotion efforts, democracy is spreading across the globe, bolstered by the free market. Although the Arab world, China, and Russia present challenges, pressure for democratic governance will only grow as economies liberalize in the years to come.

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Transcript

American Grand Strategy: Global Security in the 21st Century—the Role of the United States [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]

Speaker: Michael Mandelbaum
Presider: Leslie H. Gelb

Professor Michael Mandelbaum discusses his book, The Case for Goliath, in which he explains how the United States uses its enormous power to provide the world with the services of a government. The U.S. plays this role with the tacit consent of many of its critics, he says.

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