Suri, Jeremi | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • 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


Media MentionJune 11, 2020
'Live PD' host says he wishes show would have retained footage of Javier Ambler's death

"It sounds to be the policy Live PD is pursuing is a policy designed to protect police departments and police officers," said LBJ's Jeremi Suri. "It sounds like they are trying to make certain that they don't keep any record that could be used against police officers and that's precisely why we need this record in this case."

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NewsJune 4, 2020
CSRD presents a community conversation on justice and equity in a time of national racial crisis

On June 3, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy presented "Justice and Equity in a Time of National Crisis" — a community conversation featuring Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Austin City Council Member Alison Alter and Austin City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison, and moderated by LBJ Professors Peniel Joseph and Jeremi Suri. Nearly 1,000 people attended the online session discussing racial injustice in America, the protests in 75 cities sparked by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on May 26, and the history of race in the United States that is the root cause of the civil unrest. WATCH THE SESSION.

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Media MentionJune 2, 2020
'We the People' trumps 'commander-in-chief'

"President Trump's brandishing of the U.S. military this week — particularly his threat Monday to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 — proves his cowardly and undemocratic proclivities," writes LBJ's Jeremi Suri.

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