Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also co-editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs and serves on the editorial boards of Foreign Policy, Security Studies, International Relations, and Journal of Cold War Studies.

Previously, Walt taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago, where he served as master of the Social Science Collegiate Division and deputy dean of social sciences. In addition, he has been a resident associate of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace; a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution; and a consultant for the Institute of Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and the National Defense University.

Walt is the author of The Origins of Alliances, Revolution and War, Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy, and, with co-author J. J. Mearsheimer, The Israel Lobby.

Last Updated: July 17, 2017