Professor of International Relations and History. (BA, Tufts University; MA, MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; PhD, University of Cambridge)
Specialization: Diplomacy, International Relations, British Foreign Policy.
Erik Goldstein’s research interests include diplomacy, formulation of national diplomatic strategies, the origins and resolution of armed conflict, and negotiation. He has published in numerous journals, including Review of International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, East European Quarterly, Historical Research, Historical Journal, Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, and the Hague Journal of Diplomacy. He is the author of Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference, 1916-1920 (1991); Wars and Peace Treaties (1992); and The First World War’s Peace Settlements: International Relations, 1918 – 1925 (2002, Italian translation, 2004). He has co-edited The End of the Cold War (1990); The Washington Conference, 1921-1922: Naval Rivalry, East Asian Stability, and the Road to Pearl Harbor (1994); The Munich Crisis: New Interpretations and the Road to World War II (1999); Power and Stability: British Foreign Policy, 1865-1965 (2003); and the Guide to International Relations and Diplomacy (2002). Professor Goldstein was also the founder-editor of the journal Diplomacy & Statecraft and has served on the editorial board of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, and is currently on the editorial boards of International History Review and the Hague Journal of Diplomacy.
Goldstein is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (of Britain) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University, having previously served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy at the University of Leicester (UK). In 2010 he was elected to the Governing Board of the International Baccalaureate. He was previously Professor of International History and Deputy Director for the Centre for Studies in Security and Diplomacy at the University of Birmingham (UK) and has held appointments as Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow at the Naval War College and as Visiting Scholar at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He has also served as the President of Phi Beta Kappa, Epsilon of Massachusetts. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Wardrop Fund Grant at the University of Oxford, a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Bane Fund Grant from Cambridge University, and a Hoover Presidential Library Fellowship.
Goldstein served as chair of the IR Department for 12 years, from 1998 to 2010.