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Michael Mandelbaum


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About Author

Michael Mandelbaum (born 1946) is the Christian A. Herter Professor and Director of the American Foreign Policy program at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. He has written 10 books on American foreign policy and the edited 12 more. He most recently co-authored That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back with The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

Mandelbaum earned a PhD in political science from Harvard University. He was also educated at Yale University and King's College, Cambridge where he was a Marshall Scholar.

Mandelbaum was named one of the top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine "for teaching America how to be a hegemon on the cheap." He is on the Board of Directors of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Mandelbaum worked on security issues at the U.S. Department of State from 1982-1983 on a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in the office of Under Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger. He served as an adviser to Bill Clinton. Speaking on behalf of the United States Information Agency for more than two decades, Mandelbaum has explained American foreign policy to groups throughout Europe, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India and the Middle East...


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