Prof. Simon Reich

Simon Reich has been a professor in the Division of Global Affairs and Department of Political
Science at Rutgers’ Newark campus since 2008. He also holds an appointment as
a Chercheur Associé at the Center for International Studies (CERI) at Sciences Po (Paris). Prior to
his Rutgers appointment, he spent over two decades at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate
School of Public and International Affairs, including founding and serving as the inaugural
Director of the Ford Institute for Human Security. Reich now serves as the co-editor of ‘The
Oxford Studies in Grand Strategy’ book series.

Born in London, Reich received his BA from the University of Essex, MA from Brandeis
University, and both an MA and a PhD from Cornell University. He has been the recipient of
numerous grants and fellowships, including an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council
on Foreign Relations. Reich’s invitations for visiting appointments have included those from the
Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM) in Paris, Australian National
University in Canberra, Sciences Po’s Centre Américain in Paris, the Kellogg Institute at the
University of Notre Dame, the Zentrum für Entwicklungforschung in Bonn, and the Centre for
the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick. He most-recently
served as a George Soros Visiting Distinguished Chair at the Central European University in
Vienna in 2022.

Reich has published 13 books. His more recent ones include Good-Bye Hegemony! with Richard
Ned Lebow (Princeton 2015); The End of Grand Strategy with Peter Dombrowski (Cornell 2018);
Comparative Grand Strategy: A Framework and Cases, co-edited with Thierry Balzacq and Peter
Dombrowski (Oxford 2019); and Across Type, Time and Space: American Grand Strategy in
Comparative Perspective with Peter Dombrowski (Cambridge 2021). Reich’s current projects
include a new book on European strategies in dealing with China and the US (with Richard
Higgott) and a second with Thierry Balzacq on sociological approaches to the study of grand
strategy. Reich has also published well over 60 articles in major journals such as International
Organization, International Security International Affairs, Security Studies, Comparative
European Politics, Strategic Studies Quarterly and Survival along with several book chapters,
including one for the Nobel Institute (with Richard Ned Lebow). His most recent article,
published in Global Policy, on the ‘Age of Fuzzy Bifurcation’ is available here. Reich’s work has
been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, French, Japanese and Turkish.

Reich has also held several university administrative posts, directing research institutes and
teaching programs. Outside of academia, he worked at the US Congressional Office of
Technology Assessment in Washington DC, as the Director of Research and Analysis at the Royal
Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London as well as having held several

Reich chaired the APSA committee for the Helen Dwight Reid Award for the best dissertation in
International Relations and more recently served on the European International Studies Association Committee for the best dissertation in IR. Both Pittsburgh and Rutgers named
student awards in his honor.