Jack Snyder


Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science

International Affairs Building, Room 1327


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Jack L. Snyder is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and a Member of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Snyder’s research interests include the study of international relations theory, international security, and human rights pragmatism.

In 2012, Snyder received the International Security Studies Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association.

Snyder received a B.A. in government from Harvard University, a Certificate from Columbia’s Russian Institute, and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

Selected Publications

Power and Progress: International Politics in Transition (New York: Routledge, 2012). A selection of articles published between 1990 and 2010 on anarchy, democratization, and empire, with a new introduction, conclusion, and chapter on “Democratization and Civil War.”

“The Domestic Political Logic of Gorbachev’s New Thinking in Foreign Policy.” The End of the Cold War and International Relations: Twenty Years On, a special issue of International Politics 48, no. 4-5 (July/September 2011): 562–574.

With Karen Mingst, Essential Readings in World Politics (Norton, 2001; second edition, 2004; third edition, 2008; fourth edition 2011).

With Edward D. Mansfield, Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies Go to War (MIT Press, 2005)

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