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. Professor Suri is the author and editor of nine books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. His most recent book is "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). Professor 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. 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 MentionMay 14, 2020
Texas appeals court upholds order allowing mail-in ballots during pandemic

LBJ's Jeremi Suri weighs in on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's petition with the Texas Supreme Court to compel counties to "follow Texas law on mail-in ballots" rather than allowing more voters to receive mail-in ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Media MentionApril 17, 2020
When the president is more like a little kid than a leader

In his review of Toddler in Chief, a new book by Daniel W. Drezner, LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri looks at the ways the Founders constructed American democracy and its current state under the Trump administration. "Americans, and the rest of the world, cannot afford to have a toddler in charge much longer. This must be a one-time mistake, an exception to the pattern of presidential selection begun more than two centuries ago," he writes. "Can we do this as a society? That remains to be seen."

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Media MentionJanuary 18, 2020
Pence's outrageous op-ed holds deeper meaning

LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, wrote an opinion piece for CNN about the article published by Vice President Mike Pence in the Wall Street Journal on Jan. 16. Suri's article argues that Mike Pence's account is "historically dishonest on every count."

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