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Bruce Jentleson

Former Distinguished Fellow


    January 1, 2022 — May 27, 2022

    Professional affiliation

    William Preston Few Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science, Duke University

    Wilson Center Projects

    "American Alliances amidst Geopolitical Pluralism"

    “Profiles in Statesmanship: Seeking a Better World”

    Full Biography

    Jentleson is a leading scholar of American foreign policy and has served in a number of U.S. policy and political positions. In 2014 he was a Distinguished Scholar at the Wilson Center. He has written numerous books and articles in journals, academic and policy, and for leading online sites such as, Huffington Post, and Washington Post Monkey Cage. His policy positions include Senior Advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director (2009-11), a senior foreign policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore in his 2000 presidential campaign, and the Clinton administration State Department (1993-94). Other research appointments include Brookings Institution, U.S. Institute of Peace, Oxford University, International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), Australia National University, and Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Spain. He is often quoted in the press and has appeared on such shows as the Lehrer News Hour, BBC, Al Jazeera, al Hurra, China Radio International, and NPR. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University

    Major Publications

    Profiles in Statesmanship: Global Leaders Who Shaped a Century of Breakthroughs for Peace (in progress)

    American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century (5th edition, W.W. Norton, 2013)

    "Strategic Recalibration: Towards a 21st Century National Security Strategy" (Washington Quarterly, Spring 2014)

    Previous Terms

    July 2014–November 2018