Professor Stephen Krasner
Stephen D Krasner is the Graham H Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford, and a Senior Fellow the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Hoover Institution. From February 2005 to April 2007 he was Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State. In 2002 he served as Director for Governance and Development at the National Security Council. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace, and was a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Board of the Department of State from 2012- 2014.
Before coming to Stanford in 1981 Professor Krasner taught at Harvard and UCLA. He was the Chair of the Political Science Department from 1984 until 1991, Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences from 2010-2013, and Deputy Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute from 2007- 2013. He edited International Organization from 1986- 1992. His writings have dealt primarily with the political determinants of international economic relations, American foreign policy and sovereignty. He is currently investigating the impact of external actors on domestic authority structures in weak states. Professor Krasner is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.His major publications include Defending the National Interest: Raw Materials Investment and American Foreign Policy (1978), Structural Conflict: The Third World Against Global Liberalism (1985), and Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy (1999). Publications he has edited include International Regimes (1983), Exploration and Contestation in the Study of World Politics (co-editor, 1999), Problematic Sovereignty: Contested Rules and Political Possibilities (2001), and Power, the State, and Sovereignty: Essays on International Relations (2009). He received a BA in history from Cornell University, an MA in international affairs from Columbia University and a PhD in political science from Harvard.