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Jeffrey Taliaferro

assistant professor, Political Science,Tufts University

Professor Taliaferro teaches courses on United States foreign policy, security studies, the rise and the fall of the great powers, as well as introduction to international relations. His research centers on international relations theories, security studies, international history and politics, the grand strategies of the great powers, political psychology, and U.S. foreign policy. Professor Taliaferro is the author of *Balancing Risks: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery *(2004), for which he received the American Political Science Association's Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Award for the Best Book in International History and Politics. His articles have appeared in the journals *International Security*, *Security Studies*, and *Political Psychology* and two edited volumes. He is co-editor, along with Steven E. Lobell and Norrin P. Ripsman, of an edited volume entitled, *Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy*, which is currently under review at a university press. Professor Taliaferro is currently writing a book entitled *The Primacy of Power: Realism and U.S. Grand Strategies, 1940-present*, which is under contract at Routledge. Professor Taliaferro has held grants and fellowships from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Institute for the Study of World Politics, the National Science Foundation, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He serves on the editorial board of International Studies Review.