Robert J. Lieber is Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, where he has previously served as Chair of the Government Department and Interim Chair of Psychology. He
was born and raised in Chicago, received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. at Harvard. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has also taught at Harvard, Oxford and the University of California, Davis, and has been Visiting Fellow at the Atlantic Institute in Paris, the Brookings Institution in Washington, and Fudan University in Shanghai.
A new paperback edition of Dr. Lieber’s recent book, The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. In addition, he is the author or editor of thirteen other books on international relations and U.S. foreign policy.
Professor Lieber has lectured widely in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the policy realm, he has been a foreign policy advisor in several presidential campaigns and consultant to the State Department and for National Intelligence Estimates. His articles and opeds have appeared in scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers, including International Security, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, American Political Science Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, British Journal of Political Science, Commentary, Internationale Politik (Berlin), Politique Etrangere (Paris),International Affairs (London), Harper’s, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Ha’aretz (Tel Aviv), and Asharq Al-Awsat (London). His TV and radio appearances have included The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS TV, ABC TV’s Good Morning America and Nightline, NBC’s Today Show, NBC and CBS network news, Voice of America, BBC World Service, and other radio and TV programs in Europe, the Arab world and Israel.