Simon Reich

George Soros Visiting Chair
Distinguished Visiting Professor

Contact information

Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

Simon Reich has been a professor in the Division of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science at Rutgers’ Newark campus since 2008. He also holds an appointment as a Chercheur Associé at the Center for International Studies (CERI) at Sciences Po (Paris). He received his BA from the University of Essex, an MA from Brandeis University, and both an MA and a PhD from Cornell University. Prior to his arrival at Rutgers-Newark, he worked at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs for over two decades, including serving as the inaugural Director of the Ford Institute for Human Security. Reich has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations. He also worked at the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment in Washington DC and served as the Director of Research and Analysis at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London. Reich has published 13 books. His more recent ones include Good-Bye Hegemony! with Richard Ned Lebow (Princeton 2015); The End of Grand Strategy with Peter Dombrowski (Cornell 2018); the co-edited Comparative Grand Strategy: A Framework and Cases (Oxford 2019); and his recently published Across Type, Time and Space: American Grand Strategy in Comparative Perspective with Peter Dombrowski (Cambridge 2021). His current projects include a new book on European strategies in dealing with China and the US. Reich has published in several major journals including International AffairsInternational Organization and International Security. He also serves as co-editor (with Thierry Balzacq and Peter Dombrowski) of the ‘Oxford Studies in Grand Strategy.’ He has been appointed as the George Soros Visiting Distinguished Chair at the Central European University in Vienna from January to April 2022.


PhD, Cornell University
MA, Cornell University
MA, Brandeis University
BA, University of Essex