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BA, Political Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1984)
MA, Political Science, Columbia University (1990)
MPhil, Political Science, Columbia University (1991)
PhD, Political Science, Columbia University (1993)
Randall Schweller is professor of political science and a Social and Behavioral Sciences Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow. He is the author of Unanswered Threats: Political Constraints on the Balance of Power (Princeton University Press, 2006) and Deadly Imbalances: Tripolarity and Hitler’s Strategy of World Conquest (Columbia University Press, 1998).
He has also published many articles in leading journals, including World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, International Security, American Political Science Review, Global Governance, American Journal of Political Science, Review of International Studies, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, The National Interest, International Theory, and Security Studies. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of International Security, Security Studies, and the Studies in Asian Security book series published by Stanford University Press.
Noted for his work as a grand theorist of international relations and as a founder of neoclassical realism, Schweller's recent publications include: "After Unipolarity: China’s Vision of International Order in an Era of U.S. Decline" (International Security, 2011), co-authored with Xiaoyu Pu; "Emerging Powers in the Age of Disorder” (Global Governance, 2011); "Rational Theory for a Bygone Era" (Security Studies, 2011); "The Future is Uncertain and the End is Always Near" (Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 2011); "Knowing the Unknown Unknowns: Misplaced Certainty and the Onset of War" (Security Studies, 2011), co-authored with Jennifer Mitzen; "The Logic and Illogic of Contemporary Realism" (International Theory, 2010); "Ennui Becomes Us" (The National Interest, 2010); and "Entropy and the Trajectory of World Politics: Why Polarity Has Become Less Meaningful" (Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 2010). He is currently writing his third book entitled, The Age of Entropy: Global Disorder in the New Millennium.
In a recent survey of international relations faculty in 10 countries conducted by the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, Schweller was selected as one of the top 25 scholars who have produced the most interesting work in the field of international relations. In 1993, he received a John M. Olin Post-Doctoral Fellowship in National Security at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.
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