• Ph.D. in History, Yale University, 2001
  • M.A. in History, Ohio University, 1996
  • A.B. in History, Stanford University, 1994
Research Areas
  • Strategy, Leadership, Decision-Making
  • International Relations, National Security, Globalization
  • Modern History, Public Activism, Organizational Change
Teaching Areas
  • International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • Finance, Management and Leadership (including non-profits)


Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the university's Department of History and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of eight books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. His most recent books include “Henry Kissinger and the American Century,” “Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama,” “Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy” (with Robert Hutchings), and “The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft” (with Hal Brands). Professor Suri writes for major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Foreign Affairs and Wired. He also writes for various online sites and blogs. He is a popular public lecturer, and he appears frequently on radio and television programs. 

Professor Suri teaches courses on strategy and decision-making, leadership, globalization, international relations and modern history. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, and he teaches and serves as academic director for the Executive Master in Public Leadership program (EMPL) at the LBJ School. His research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the arts and sciences. 

Media Expertise
  • Domestic Politics
  • International Security
  • Modern International Relations
  • Globalization and International Affairs
  • Protest and Dissident Movements


Media MentionJune 30, 2017
The history - and future - of Confederate statues, monuments in Texas

The debate rages on over the future of Confederate-era statues in Texas and throughout the south. What both sides of the debate - and historians, including LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri - say about the prevalence of such monuments, and what the future may have in store.


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Media MentionMay 9, 2017
UT expert: Comey firing related to Trump-Russia investigation

LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri is weighing in on the sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey -- and he doesn't believe the move is related Hillary Clinton's email investigation.

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Media MentionApril 30, 2017
COMMENTARY: A historian's take on Trump's first 100 days

Historian and LBJ professor Jeremi Suri offers his take on Trump's first 100 days

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