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Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California

Bosch Fellow in Public Policy - Class of Spring 2005


Ronald Steel is professor emeritus of international relations at the University of Southern California. A former fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Council on Foreign Relations, he is also the recipient of awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the French-American Foundation and of numerous book prizes. He has taught at several American universities, including Yale, Wellesley, University of Texas at Austin, Dartmouth, Rutgers, George Washington University, UCLA, and Princeton, as well as at the Ecole des Hautes Études in Paris. A graduate of Northwestern and Harvard universities, Steel has served in the US army and in the Foreign Service of the United States. His articles on public and international affairs have appeared in leading American and foreign publications, including the New York Review of Books, New Republic, World Policy Journal, The Atlantic, New York Times, and Il Mulino. He is a contributing editor to the New Republic and is on the advisory boards of World Policy Journal and New Perspectives Quarterly. The author of In Love with Night: The American Romance with Robert Kennedy, and Temptations of a Superpower; Walter Lippmann and the American Century; Imperialists and Other Heroes; Pax Americana; and The End of Alliance: America and the Future of Europe.