Andrew J. Bacevich

Professor Emeritus of International Relations and Historybacevich

B.S., United States Military Academy; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

American Diplomatic and Military History, U. S. Foreign Policy, Security Studies


Curriculum Vitae

Andrew J. Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins.

Bacevich is the author of Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010). His previous books include The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008); The Long War: A New History of US National Security Policy since World War II (2007) (editor); The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005); and American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002). His essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of scholarly and general interest publications including The Wilson QuarterlyThe National InterestForeign AffairsForeign PolicyThe Nation, and The New Republic. His op-eds have appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostWall Street JournalFinancial TimesBoston Globe, and Los Angeles Times, among other newspapers. He is also the editor of a volume entitled The Short American Century:  A Postmortem, which was published in 2012. His newest book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country, will be published in 2013.

In 2004, Dr. Bacevich was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He has also held fellowships at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Council on Foreign Relations.