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Expert on U.S. Grand Strategy in the 21st Century

Dr. Simon F. Reich is a professor of political science and a member of the Division of Global Affairs faculty at Rutgers University–Newark. His current work focuses on U.S. grand strategy in the 21st century (the theory or logic that binds a country’s highest interests to its daily interactions with the world”).

Reich’s career has included three facets: scholarly activities, academic administration, and public service. His scholarly activities include the publication of ten books, his most recent being Good-Bye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System with Richard Ned Lebow (Princeton University Press, 2014). He also has published more than 40 articles or book chapters, including pieces in Governance, International Interactions, International Organization, International Security, and the Review of International Political Economy. His work has been translated in Dutch, German, and Japanese.

In addition to being the former director of the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University–Newark, Reich’s other primary academic administrative responsibilities include a six-year appointment as the inaugural director of the Ford Institute for Human Security at the University of Pittsburgh. His public service activities include three years working at the United States Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (1992-1994) and as director of research and analysis at the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) in London (2000-2001).

For his many endeavors, Reich has received numerous scholarships and grants including the Council on Foreign Relations’ International Affairs Fellowship as well as grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Government of Canada, the Ford Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the United States Institute of Peace. In 2008, he served as chair of the Helen Dwight Reid Award Committee. The award is given annually by the American Political Science Association to the best dissertation in the field of international relations, law, and politics.