Expert on US and its pursuit of its national interest

Bill Emmott"US Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump"

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Professor of International Relations & Director, United States Centre,
London School of Economics and Political Science


Professor Trubowitz is Head of the International Relations Department and Director of the US Centre at LSE and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

His main teaching and research interests are in the fields of international security and comparative foreign policy, with special focus on American grand strategy and foreign policy.

Peter advances a theory of how leaders manage grand strategy, and tests it using case studies from George Washington to Barack Obama. He suggests how the model can be applied to other nations – a line of argument he is eager to pursue with his audiences.

He writes and comments frequently on U.S. party politics and elections and how they shape and are shaped by America’s changing place in the world.

Before joining the LSE, he was Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also held visiting positions at Harvard, Princeton, Universidad de Chile, CIDE in Mexico City, and the Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he was the J. William Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in American Foreign Policy.

Peter Trubowitz’s most recent book is Politics and Strategy: Partisan Ambition and American Statecraft.