David Mayers

Joint appointment with the Political Science Department; served as chairman of that department between 2001 and 2007

  • B.A., Oberlin
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago (U.S. diplomatic history and foreign policy, international relations of Europe since 1870)


Cracking the Monolith: U.S. Policy Against the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1949-1955 (1986)

George Kennan and the Dilemmas of U.S. Foreign Policy (1988)

The Ambassadors and America’s Soviet Policy (1995)

Wars and Peace: The Future Americans Envisioned, 1861-1991 (1998, paperback version 1999)

Dissenting Voices in America’s Rise to Power (2007)

Mayers is co-editor with Richard Melanson of Reevaluating Eisenhower: American Foreign Policy in the 1950s (1987).


His current research and writing are centered on FDR’s wartime diplomacy.