Richard Ned Lebow, born in France in 1941 and citizen of the US and Germany, is Professor of International Political Theory in the War Studies Department of King’s College London; Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge; and James O. Freedman Presidential Professor, Emeritus at Dartmouth College. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a member of The Atheneum. He has authored or coauthored more than 40 scholarly books and over 400 articles and book chapters on international relations, comparative politics, political theory, political psychology, history, classics, and philosophy of science. His most recent books are Reason and Cause: Social Science in a Social World (Cambridge, 2020), Ethics and International Relations: A Tragic Perspective (Cambridge, 2020), The Quest for Knowledge in International Relations: How Do We Know? (Cambridge 2021), and coauthored with Feng Zhang, Taming Sino-American Rivalry (Oxford 2020) and Justice East and West and International Order (Oxford, forthcoming). His first novel – Uninhibited Flying Objects – a blend of counterfactual political history, science fiction, and baseball is about to appear. His second, a classic English murder mystery, is scheduled to follow.

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