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Josef Joffe
Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Senior Fellow of the Kissinger Center
jjoffe3@jhu.edu
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Josef Joffe is Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Senior Fellow of the Kissinger Center at SAIS Europe


Josef Joffe is Professor of Practice/International Affairs with a long history at Johns Hopkins, where he earned his M.A. and later taught nuclear strategy in the mid-1980s. He was also educated at Swarthmore (B.A.), the College of Europe and Harvard (Ph.D. in Government).

His career has been divided between journalism and academia, Europe and the United States. He has taught at SAIS, Harvard, Stanford and Munich University. He was twice Regent Fellow at the University of California and a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton and Darthmouth. He has held research positions at the Woodrow Wilson Center,the Carnegie Endowment for International and the Institute for International Studies at Stanford. Peace. Guest lectures from Amherst to Zurich University. Distinguished Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution since 2004.

In Germany, he has served as editorial-page editor at Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich) and editor of the weekly Die Zeit (Hamburg). Columns, essays and book reviews in: The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Times, Financial Times, Time, Newsweek, New Republic, Politico, Atlantic, New York Review of Books, Commentary.

Scholarly contributions in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Security, The American Interest, which he co-founded with SAIS scholars Eliot Cohen and Frank Fukuyama. In 2020, he co-founded the successor magazine American Purpose.
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  • Nation-State and Nationalism in the 21st Century
  • A Post-American World? U.S. Foreign Policy in a Uni-Multipolar System


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