Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme
Peter Trubowitz
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Peter Trubowitz is professor of international relations at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science. His main teaching and research interests are in the fields of international security and comparative foreign policy, with a special focus on American grand strategy and foreign policy. He also writes and comments frequently on US party politics and elections. Before joining LSE, he was professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin. He has also held visiting positions at Harvard, Princeton, the University of California in San Diego, Universidad de Chile, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, and the Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he was the J. William Fulbright distinguished lecturer in American foreign policy.


  • US foreign policy
  • Sino-American relations
  • US parties and elections


2013-presentProfessor of International Relations, London School of Economics
2002-03Senior Fulbright Lecturer, Beijing Foreign Studies University 
1987-2013Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin 

Broadcast experience


  • American Statecraft in an Era of Domestic Polarization, with Charles Kupchan. In After Liberalism? The Future of Liberalism in International Relations (London: Palgrave, 2013), 117-44.
  • The China Card: Playing Politics with Sino-American Relations, with Jungkun Seo. Political Science Quarterly, 127 (summer 2012): 189-211.
  • Regional Shifts and US Foreign Policy, in US Foreign Policy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), 144-59.
  • Foreign Policy, Bipartisanship, and the Paradox of post-September 11 America, with Nicole Mellow. International Politics 48 (March/May 2011): 164-87.
  • Politics and Strategy: Partisan Ambition and American Statecraft (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011), 185 pages.