Dr. Margaret Hermann is the Gerald and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She has developed techniques for assessing the leadership styles of heads of government at a distance and has collected data onover 300 such leaders. She is currently involved in exploring the effects of different types of leaders and decision processes on the management of crises that cross borders and boundaries as well as lead governments to experience crises.
Dr. Hermann has been president of the International Society of Political Psychology and the International Studies Association as well as editor of two journals, Political Psychology and the International Studies Review. She developed the Summer Institute in Political Psychology and was its director for nine years. Among her books are Political Psychology: Issues and Problemsand Leaders, Groups, and Coalitions: Understanding the People and Processes in Foreign Policymaking.
Dr. Hermann received a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and an honorary doctorate fromDePauw University. She was awarded the William Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching at Syracuse University in 2017.