Robert (Bob) Rothstein

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Robert (Bob) Rothstein

Harvey Picker Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science, Emeritus

Department/Office Information

International Relations, Jewish Studies


  • BA, Ohio State University, 1958
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1960
  • PhD, Columbia University, 1964
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Columbia

International relations, international political economy, theory of international relations, peace negotiations in protracted conflicts

  • Alliances and Small Powers (Columbia University Press, 1968)
  • Planning, Prediction, and Policymaking in Foreign Affairs (Little, Brown, 1972)
  • The Weak in the World of the Strong (Columbia University Press, 1977)
  • Global Bargaining (Princeton University Press, 1979)
  • The Third World and U.S. Foreign Policy (Westview Press, 1981)
  • Three edited books, The Evolution of Theory in International Relations (University of South Carolina Press, 1991) and Democracy, Peace, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; and After the Peace: Resistance and Reconciliation (1999)
  • Some 60 articles in publications such as the Political Science Quarterly, The New Republic, American Political Science Review, The New York Times, Journal of International Affairs, and International Organization

Consulting for a variety of national and international institutions (Department of State, the UN, The OECD, etc.)

  • Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace 1992
  • Ford Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor in India 1989, 1991
  • Rockefeller Fellow
  • Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Carnegie Foundation Fellow
  • Social Science Research Council Fellow