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Edward Rhodes




3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201



A scholar of American foreign and national security policy, with a particular interest in the evolving conceptions of liberal, democratic, republicanism that have guided America in its interaction with the world over the last quarter millennium, Edward Rhodes is currently a Professor on the faculty of George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. From 2010 to 2013 he was Dean of Mason’s School of Public Policy. Prior to joining George Mason University in 2010, Rhodes was a member of the faculty of Rutgers University for 24 years, serving as Dean of the Social and Behavioral Sciences and as founding Director of the Rutgers Center for Global Security and Democracy. From 2007 to 2009, Rhodes was a visiting professor at Princeton University; he has also held research appointments at Harvard, Stanford, and Cornell Universities, as well as Fulbright and Council on Foreign Relations fellowship positions. From 2003 to 2009 he served on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, the Congressionally mandated oversight body charged with ensuring the preparation, declassification, and release of a full and accurate official record of American foreign policy. Rhodes received his A.B. from Harvard University and his MPA and Ph.D. degrees from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Areas of Research

  • Diplomatic History
  • Foreign Policy
  • Identity
  • International Relations
  • International Security
  • Naval Power and Strategy
  • Security Policy
  • United States
  • U.S. Politics and Institutions