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 Nonprofits)

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 eleven books on contemporary politics and foreign policy, most recently Civil War By Other Means: America's Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy. His other books include The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office; 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, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, 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 LBJ. 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. In 2018 he received the Pro Bene Meritis Award for Contributions to the Liberal Arts. In the same year also received the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin.

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


Media MentionJanuary 6, 2022
Scholars descreibe how Jan. 6 affected their work

Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and professor of history and public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, said Jan. 6 had an "immediate and fundamental impact on my teaching." In his 200-person course on U.S. history since the Civil War, for example, he extended units on paramilitary violence and electoral repression to show continuities from the era after the Civil War to today and otherwise highlighted connections between the past and the events of Jan. 6.

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Media MentionSeptember 10, 2021
Suri op-ed: 9/11 aftermath: 20 years of trauma

"We rarely understand a moment until it has passed," writes LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri in a historical perspective on Sept. 11, 2001 in The Hill. "That is especially true in times of collective trauma. Twenty years ago, 19 young male terrorists associated with al Qaeda hijacked four planes in the United States, turning them into missiles that devastated lower Manhattan and the Pentagon. One of the planes, probably aimed at the U.S.

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Media MentionApril 29, 2021
Jeremi Suri: History of American Power

Presidential historian Jeremi Suri talks about the history of American Power.

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