Professor Richard Ned Lebow
Professor of International Political Theory
Room K 6.09
Department of War Studies
Strand, London, WC2 2LS
Office hours: Mondays 11.00-12.00
Tel: 020 7848 7173
I am Professor of International Political Theory in the Department of War Studies, King's College London and James O. Freedman Presidential Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College. I am also a Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. I have taught strategy and the National and Naval War Colleges and served as a scholar-in-residence in the Central Intelligence Agency during the Carter administration.
I have held visiting appointments at the University of Lund, Sciences Po, University of Cambridge, Austrian Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, London School of Economics and Political Science, Australian National University, University of California at Irvine, University of Milano, University of Munich and the Frankfurt Peace Research Institute. I have authored and edited 28 books and nearly 200 peer reviewed articles.
My interests falls within two themes:
Theory: International relations, conflict management, war and strategy, psychology of decision-making and learning, ancient and modern political theory, identity and its political and ethical consequences.
Policy: Conflict prevention and management, regional conflict, bargaining and negotiation, strategy and intelligence.
Please refer to the Research Portal for a list of current publications
Expertise and Public Engagement
I teach/convene the following modules:
6SSW2059 Causes, Contigency & War
7SSWM060 Causation in International law
7SSWM064 Politics and Ethics
7SSWM160 Theories in IR
7SSWM158 Concepts and Methods
Elected Distinguished Scholar, 2014, by the International Security Section of the International Studies Association
Teaching Excellence Award, King’s College London, 2013
Alexander L. George Award for best book of the year from the International Society of Political Psychology for The Politics and Ethics of Identity, 2013
Honorary Doctorate, American University of Paris, 2012
Jervis-Schroeder Award from the American Political Science Association and the Susan Strange Award from the British International Studies Association for A Cultural Theory of International Relations, 2009
Alexander L. George book award for Tragic Vision of Politics from the International Society of Political Psychology, 2004.