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Robert G. Kaufman, Ph.D.

Robert G. Kaufman, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Policy

Contact Information

Phone: (310) 506-7601
robert.kaufman
School: School of Public Policy
Location: Malibu

Areas of Expertise

  • American foreign policy
  • International relations
  • National security
  • Presidential politics
  • Elections

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Dr. Robert Kaufman is a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, national security, international relations and various aspects of American politics. He has written frequently for scholarly journals and popular publications, including The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, The Washington TimesThe Baltimore Sun and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Dr. Kaufman in the News

Effective Challenges to the Executive Come With Political Control, NYTimes.com

 

Dr. Robert Kaufman is a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, national security, international relations and various aspects of American politics. He has written frequently for scholarly journals and popular publications, including The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, The Washington Times, the Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Dr. Kaufman is the author of three books. His most recent book In Defense of the Bush Doctrine was published by the University Press of Kentucky in May 2007. In 2000, his biography, Henry M Jackson: A Life in Politics received the Emil and Katherine Sick Award for the best book on the history of the Pacific Northwest. His first book, Arms Control During the Prenuclear Era, which Columbia University Press published, studied the interwar naval treaties and their linkage to the outbreak of World War II in the Pacific. Dr. Kaufman also assisted President Richard M. Nixon in the research and writing of Nixon's final Book, Beyond Peace. He is currently in the research phase of a biography of President Ronald Reagan, focusing on his presidency and his quest for it.

Dr. Kaufman is a former Bradley Scholar and current adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation. He has taught at Colgate University, The Naval War College, and the University of Vermont.

Education

Ph.D., Columbia University

J.D., Georgetown University School of Law

M. Phil., Columbia University

M.A., Columbia University

B.A., Columbia University