• 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 MentionAugust 18, 2017
Protesters rally their forces over Confederate monument

If history is any indicator, the Charlottesville tragedy, in which one protester was killed and more than dozen were hospitalized, could be the spark that ignites change, according to Jeremi Suri, a University of Texas at Austin professor of history and public affairs.

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Media MentionAugust 17, 2017
Confederate leaders memorialized in, around Texas State Capitol

Just past the southern gates at the Texas State Capitol stands the Confederate Soldiers Monument, a symbol of the men who gave their lives in the name of the south.

Confederate President Jefferson Davis towers above them. That statue was erected nearly 40 years after the end of the Civil War.

"Jefferson Davis was seen in the 1910s and 20s not as a traitor, but as a courageous defender of white rule and that's what those statues were designed to maintain. Some of them even say that," says University of Texas history professor Jeremi Suri.


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Media MentionAugust 16, 2017
Turner Gives Some Details On Plan To Consider Removal Of Confederate Monuments

The Mayor of Houston will seek input from experts at local universities, such as the University of Houston, Texas Southern University and Rice University, on the removal of Confederate monuments. 

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