Ronald Krebs

Portrait of Ronald Krebs

Ronald Krebs

TLI Faculty, Technological Leadership Institute
Education

PhD, MPhil, MA
Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts
Princeton University

Biography

Ronald R. Krebs is Beverly and Richard Fink Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. He is the author most recently of Narrative and the Making of US National Security (Cambridge University Press, 2015), which won the 2016 Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award in International History and Politics and the 2016 Giovanni Sartori Book Award, for the best book developing or applying qualitative methods, from the American Political Science Association. Ron Krebs is co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Grand Strategy, co-editor of “Rhetoric & Grand Strategy,” a special issue of Security Studies (2015), co-editor of In War's Wake: International Conflict and the Fate of Liberal Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and author of Fighting for Rights: Military Service and the Politics of Citizenship (Cornell University Press, 2006). His writings on a wide range of subjects in global affairs and international security have appeared in both scholarly and general-interest journals, magazines, and websites—including Foreign Affairs, Lawfare, The National Interest, the Washington Post, and Slate. Ron Krebs has been named a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Israel (2012), as well as Scholar of the College of Liberal Arts (2017-2020) and a McKnight Land-Grant Professor (2006-2008) at the University of Minnesota. He currently sits on the editorial boards of Security Studies and the Journal of Global Security Studies.

Alternate Job Roles
Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Minnesota

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

International relations theory; international security; the causes and consequences of war and military service; language and politics; and counterterrorism

Expertise

  • International relations theory
  • International security
  • The causes and consequences of war and military service
  • Language and politics
  • Counterterrorism

Programs
M.S. in Security Technologies

Currently Teaching Courses
Partnership in Conflict Management I: Psychology/Behavior Intelligence for Homeland Security (ST 8510)
Honors and Awards

Beverly and Richard Fink Professor in the Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota (2015–2021)

Scholar of the College, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota (2017–2020)

Awards for Narrative and the Making of US National Security (Cambridge UP, 2015): Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award in International History and Politics, American Political Science Association; Giovanni Sartori Book Award, for the best book developing or applying qualitative methods, Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section, American Political Science Association; Honorable Mention, Foreign Policy Section Best Book Award, American Political Science Association; Honorable Mention, Joseph S. Lepgold Book Prize, for an exceptional contribution to the study of international relations, Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University.

Fulbright Senior Scholar, Israel (2012)

McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota (2006-2008)

Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin (2006-2007)

Research supported by: United States Institute of Peace; Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation; Israel Institute; Charles Koch Foundation; Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia; Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University; and others. 

Books

• Narrative and the Making of U.S. National Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

• In War’s Wake: International Conflict and the Fate of Liberal Democracy. Edited with Elizabeth Kier. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

• Fighting for Rights: Military Service and the Politics of Citizenship. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.

Selected Publications

 “How Dominant Narratives Rise and Fall: Military Conflict, Politics, and the Cold War Consensus.” International Organization 69:4 (fall 2015): forthcoming.

“Rhetoric, Legitimation, and Grand Strategy.” With Stacie E. Goddard. Security Studies 24:1 (January-March 2015): 5-36.

“Talking About Terror: Counterterrorist Campaigns and the Logic of Representation.” With Arjun Chowdhury. European Journal of International Relations 16:1 (March 2010): 125-150.

“Making and Mobilizing Moderates: Rhetorical Strategy, Political Networks, and Counterterrorism.” With Arjun Chowdhury. Security Studies 18:3 (fall 2009): 371-399.

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