Jeff Legro, Vice Provost for Global Affairs
Vice Provost for Global Affairs

Jeff Legro

(434) 924-6835

P.O. Box 400308
Booker House
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4308

Jeffrey W. Legro is Taylor Professor of Politics and Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Virginia. A specialist on international relations, Legro is the author of Rethinking the World: Great Power Strategies and International Order (2005) and Cooperation under Fire: Anglo-German Restraint during World War II (1995) and the co-editor (with Melvyn Leffler) of To Lead the World: U.S. Strategy after the Bush Doctrine (2008) and In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11 (2011). He is a contributor to such volumes as The Culture of National Security (1996), China’s Ascent: Power, Security, and the Future of International Politics (2008); Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy (2009) and International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity (2011). He is a co-founder and faculty associate of the Governing America in a Global Era Program at UVA’s Miller Center. Legro chaired the American Political Science Association (APSA) Task Force on U.S. Standing in the World and is past president of APSA’s International History and Politics section. His articles on American foreign policy, international cooperation and conflict, China’s future in world politics, international norms and law, military doctrine and strategy, and the sources of foreign policy and national identity have appeared in Foreign Policy, The American Political Science Review, International Organization, International SecurityAmerican Journal of Political ScienceEuropean Journal of International Relations, Perspectives on Politics, and Cambridge Review of International Relations. He has been awarded fellowships or grants from the Fulbright Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Institute of Peace, The Ford Foundation, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, Institute for the Study of World Politics, and Harvard University’s Olin Institute and Center for Science and International Affairs. Legro received his B.A. from Middlebury College and Ph.D. from UCLA. He previously taught at the University of Minnesota and China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. In 2011 he was Fulbright-Nehru Senior Researcher at the Institute for Defense and Strategic Analyses in New Delhi.

Books

Rethinking the World: Great Power Strategies and International Order
(2007, Cornell University Press)

Cooperation Under Fire: Anglo-German Restraint During World War II
(1995, Cornell University Press)

   

To Lead the World: American Strategy After the Bush Doctine
(with Melvyn Leffler, 2008, Oxford University Press)

In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11
(with Melvyn Leffner, 2011, Cornell University Press)


Articles

“Sell Unipolarity? The Future of an Overvalued Concept” in John Ikenberry, Michael Mastanduno, and William Wohlforth, eds. Unipolarity (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

“Introduction” in Leffler and Legro, eds. In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011) [co-authored w/ Melvyn Leffler].

“A Return to Normalcy? Managing American Internationalism,” in Daniel Drezner, ed. Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy (Washington, DC: Brookings 2009)

“The Plasticity of Identity under Anarchy,” European Journal of International Relations 15:1 (March 2009)

“Dillemas of Strategy” in Leffner and Legro, eds. To Lead the World: U.S. Strategy after the Bush Doctrine (New York: Oxford University Press 2008) [Co-authored w/ Melvyn Leffner]

“Purpose Transitions: China and the American Response,” in Robert Ross and Zhu Feng, eds., China’s Ascent: Power, Security, and the Future of International Politics (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2008)

“What China Will Want: The Future Intentions of a Rising Power,” Perspectives on Politics (September 2007)

“Faux Realism: Spin vs. Substance in the Bush Foreign Policy Doctrine,” [with Andrew Moravcsik] Foreign Policy (July/August 2001)

“The Transformation of Policy Ideas,” American Journal of Political Science 44:3 (July 2000)

“Whence American Internationalism,” International Organization 54:2 (Spring 2000)

“Is Anybody Still a Realist?”[with Andrew Moravcsik] International Security 24:2 (Fall 1999)

“Which Norms Matter? Rethinking the `Failure’ of Internationalism,” International Organization 51:1 (Winter 1997)

“Norms, Identity, and Their Limits: A Theoretical Reprise,” [with Paul Kowert] in Peter Katzenstein, ed., The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996)

“Culture, Preferences, and the International Cooperation Two-Step,” American Political Science Review 90:1 (March 1996)

“Military Culture and Inadvertent Escalation,” International Security 18:4 (Spring 1994)