Joseph M. Parent

Joseph M. Parent


Fields of Study: International Relations

Research and Teaching Interests: International relations theory, security studies, grand strategy, foreign policy

Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., or by appointment

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Joe Parent’s research examines how shifts in power affect cooperation. He is the author of Uniting States (Oxford, 2011), and coauthor (with Joe Uscinski) of American Conspiracy Theories (Oxford, 2014) and (with Paul MacDonald) Twilight of the Titans (Cornell 2018). He has published in the American Journal of Psychology, Foreign Affairs, International Security, Sociological Theory, History of Political Thought, and World Politics, assisted the National Intelligence Council on its Global Trends 2030 and Global Trends 2035 reports, and received a Fulbright fellowship in Rome and a Nobel Fellowship in Oslo. His research has been covered in The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, The Economist, FiveThirtyEight, Newsweek, The New Yorker, New York Times, Scientific American, and Time, and on CBS “Sunday Morning”, Fox, MSNBC, NBC “Nightly News”, and NPR’s “This American Life”. He edits the Columbia University Press Studies in International Order and Politics series, and directs the Hans J. Morgenthau Program in Grand Strategy. He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1999, and his PhD from Columbia University in 2006.

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