Peter J. Katzenstein

The Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University

Peter Katzenstein is the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. His research addresses issues in several major areas of political science such as international relations, including international political economy and security; the comparative politics of Europe; and the study of regionalism, focused on comparisons among Asia, Europe, and the United States. He is one of the creators of the modern field of international and comparative political economy. His current research interests focus on power, the politics of civilizations and regions in world politics; and European and German politics.

Katzenstein is the author, coauthor, editor and co-editor of over 40 books, edited volumes or monographs and over 100 articles or book chapters. His more recent books include Protean Power: Exploring the Uncertain and Unexpected in World Politics (2018), co-edited with Lucia Seybert; Anglo-America and Its Discontents: Civilizational Identities beyond West and East (2012); Sinicization and the Rise of China: Civilizational Processes beyond East and West (2012); Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives (2010); Anti-Americanisms in World Politics (2007), co-edited with Robert Keohane; A World of Regions: Asia and Europe in the American Imperium (2005); The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics (1996).

Katzenstein served as President of the American Political Science Association (2008-09). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science in 1987, the American Philosophical Society in 2009 and the British Academy in 2015. He holds six honorary degrees from Renmin University of China (2008), the University of Piräus, Greece (2010), Peking University, China (2011), the University of Antwerp, Belgium (2012), the University of Leiden, the Netherlands (2015), and China Foreign Affairs University (2015). He is the winner of the Susan Strange Award (2011) of the International Studies Association and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Swiss Political Science Association.

Katzenstein has been a Fellow at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin. In addition he has held numerous other fellowships and continues to serve on the editorial boards and academic advisory committees of various journals and organizations, both in the United States and abroad. Since 1982 Katzenstein has served as the editor of over 100 books that Cornell University Press has published under the imprint of the Cornell Studies in Political Economy.