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Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California

Bosch Fellow in Public Policy - Class of Fall 2009


Mary Elise Sarotte is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. She earned her BA in History and Science at Harvard and her PhD in History at Yale University. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Sarotte’s publications include Dealing with the Devil: East Germany, Detente, and Ostpolitik (2001) and German Military Reform and European Security (2001). Her book 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe appeared with Princeton University Press in November 2009. Before becoming a historian, Sarotte worked as a journalist in Europe for Time, The Economist, and Die Zeit, and was an on-air analyst for CNN International and Sky Television. Sarotte has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a White House Fellow, and has taught at the University of Cambridge, where she received tenure in 2004 and became a member of the Royal Historical Society.