Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
International Relations, Security Studies
Jeffrey W. Taliaferro is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, where he has taught since 1997. His research and teaching focus on security studies, international relations theory, international history and politics, and United States foreign policy. He earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Duke University and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.
Professor Taliaferro is the author of Balancing Risks: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery (Cornell University Press, 2004), which won the American Political Science Association's Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Award for the Best Book in International History and Politics. His articles have appeared in International Security, Security Studies, and Political Psychology and several edited volumes. He is co-editor, along with Steven E. Lobell and Norrin P. Ripsman, of Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and of The Challenge of Grand Strategy: The Great Powers and the Broken Balance between the World Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Professor Taliaferro is writing a book entitled The Primacy of American Power: Neoclassical Realism and U.S. Grand Strategies, 1940-present, which is under contract at Routledge, and co-writing (with Lobell and Ripsman), Neoclassical Realism: A Research Agenda, which is under contract at Oxford University Press.
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