Bob Art

Robert J. Art is Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations at Brandeis University, where he teaches international relations and specializes in national security affairs and American foreign policy. He is also the director of MIT’s Seminar XXI Program.

Professor Art received his B.A. from Columbia College in 1964 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1968. He has received grants from the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, the Council on Foreign Relations (International Affairs Fellow), the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Century Foundation.

Professor Art is a former member of the Secretary of Defense’s Long Range Planning Staff (1982) and a former Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis, and has consulted for the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a member of the editorial boards of the scholarly journals International Security, Political Science Quarterly, and Security Studies. Since 1982, he has also co-edited Cornell University’s “Series in Security Studies.”

He has lectured at numerous American universities and research institutes and at the following U.S. military and foreign institutions: the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. National War College, West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Marine Command and Staff College, the U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College, the U.S. Air University, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, the U.S. Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the National War College (Beijing), the People’s University (Beijing), the Institute for War Studies (King’s College, London), the Free University of Berlin, the Konrad Adenauer Institute (Berlin), the NATO School (Oberammergau), and the Fuhrungsakademie (Hamburg).

He has published the following books:

  • The TFX Decision: McNamara and the Military (1968)
  • A Grand Strategy for America (2003) – a finalist for the Arthur B. Ross Award of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Reorganizing America’s Defense (1985) -- contributor and co-editor, with Samuel P. Huntington and Vincent Davis)
  • U.S. Foreign Policy: the Search for a New Role (1993) -- contributor and co-editor with Seyom Brown
  • The United States and Coercive Diplomacy (2003) -- contributor and co-editor with Patrick Cronin
  • Democracy and Counterterrorism (2007) -- contributor and co-editor with Louise Richardson
  • America’s Grand Strategy and World Politics (2009)

Selected Publications

  • "Europe Hedges Its Security Bets," in Paul and Wirtz, eds., Balance of Power Revisited: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century, Stanford University Press, 2004, Page Number: 179-213
  • International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Problems (10th ed.) co-edited with Robert Jervis, Longman's, 2010
  • Coercive Diplomacy: What Do We Know?" in Art and Cronin, eds. The United States and Coercive Diplomacy. 2003, Page Number: 359-420
  • The Use of Force (7th ed.) co-edited with Kenneth Waltz, Rowman and Littlefield, 2009