Prof. Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. He has also taught at Harvard and Columbia Universities and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and has served as Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Mandelbaum serves on the Board of Advisors of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and for 23 years he was associate director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Project on American Relations with the Former Communist World. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and essays appearing in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, and The London Observer. He is also author of sixteen books, the most recent of which include The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth (2019), Mission Failure: American and the World in the Post-Cold War Era (2016); and The Road to Global Prosperity (2014).
Dr. Mandelbaum is a graduate of Yale College, earned his Master's degree at King's College, Cambridge University, and received his doctorate at Harvard University.