Professor and Chair of Political Science, Boston University
Haniel Fellow - Class of Spring 2008
Professor and chair of the political science and history departments at Boston University, David Mayers’ specialties range from the history of US foreign relations, to international history of Europe since 1789, to the diplomatic histories of China and the USSR. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships from the John M. Olin Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, among others. In 1995 he received the book prize of the American Academy of Diplomacy for The Ambassadors and America’s Soviet Policy (Oxford University Press, 1997). His 2007 publication, Dissenting Voices in America’s Rise to Power (Cambridge, 2007), reassesses America’s growth from a fragile republic to a world power by highlighting those who dared to challenge common opinion from within the political establishment.