Suri, Jeremi | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • 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. Dr. Suri is the author and editor of nine books on contemporary politics and foreign policy, most recently The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office. His other books include Henry Kissinger and the American Century, Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama and Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy (with Robert Hutchings).

Dr. Suri writes for major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Foreign Affairs, Fortune, The American Prospect, and Wired—as well as for various online sites and blogs. He is a popular public lecturer, and appears frequently on radio and television.

Dr. 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

Newsworthy

Media MentionJanuary 7, 2021
‘Far Worse Than Nixon’

Even seasoned historians and political scientists struggled to digest Wednesday's siege on the Capitol -- then offered scathing critiques of Trump and his extremist supporters and “enablers.”

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Media MentionJanuary 6, 2021
'It's an attempted coup' | Political analysts react to mobs at U.S. Capitol

Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, disrupting a congressional meeting to certify the 2020 presidential election results.

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Media MentionDecember 10, 2020
Historical Thinking for Resilient Leaders

The smartest leaders recognize how little they really know and make up for it by leveraging a broad knowledge of history to navigate what are always rough seas.

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