Richard Ned Lebow
"Forbidden Fruit: Counterfactuals and International Relations"
Monday, February 18, 2008
Spencer Room (Room 2130), Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
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Richard Ned Lebow is the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government at Dartmouth College.
His research is in the intersections of history, psychology and political science, and he uses historical evidence and psychological concepts to address substantive political questions. His research interests include international relations, conflict management, psychological models of learning, philosophy of social science, conflict prevention, regional conflict, bargaining and negotiation, case studies, psychological experiments, and scenario generation.
Lebow is author of A Cultural Theory of International Relations (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming); Counterfactuals and Politics (Princeton University Press, forthcoming); Unmaking the West: Counterfactuals and Causation, co-edited with Phil Tetlock and Geoffrey Parker (University of Michigan Press, 2007); The Politics of Memory in Postwar Europe, co-edited with Claudio Fogu and Wulf Kansteiner, (Duke University Press, 2006); Learning from the Cold War, co-edited with Richard Herrmann (Palgrave, 2004); and Ethnics, Interest and Order: The Tragic Vision of Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2003).
Lebow has taught political science at The City College of New York, Cornell University, and The Johns Hopkins Graduate School of International Affairs in Bologna, Italy, and public policy at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Lebow was also a professor of political science, history, and psychology at The Ohio State University and served as director of the Mershon Center.
Lebow is the ex-president of of the International Society of Political Psychology and is actively involved with the Onassis Foundation Fellow in Ancient Greek History and Culture. He won the Alexander L. George Prize for the best book in political psychology for Ethnics, Interest and Order: The Tragic Vision of Politics.
Richard Ned Lebow
James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government