A Hundred Years of Consequences: World War I and the Transformation of Culture, Strategy, and Politics

With Dr. Josef Joffe, Editor of "Die Zeit" and Senior Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
UCLA Bunche Hall, Room 10383
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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DR. JOSEF JOFFE  is publisher-editor of the German weekly Die Zeit. Previously he was columnist/editorial page editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (1985-2000).

Abroad, his essays and reviews have appeared in: New York Review of BooksNew York Times Book ReviewTimes Literary SupplementCommentaryNew York Times Magazine, New RepublicWeekly StandardProspect (London), Commentaire (Paris). He is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of Wall Street JournalNew York Times and Washington Post; Time and Newsweek.

His second career has been in academia. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Fellow of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (a professorial position), with which he has been affiliated since 1999. A visiting professor of political science at Stanford since 2004, he is also a fellow of the University's Hoover Institution. He has also taught at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Munich. He has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton and Dartmouth. In 2005, he co-founded the foreign policy journal "The American Interest" in Washington (with Zbigniew Brzezinski and Francis Fukuyama).

His most recent book is Überpower: America's Imperial Temptation (2006, translated into German and French). His articles have appeared in Foreign AffairsThe National Interest, International SecurityThe American Interest and  Foreign Policy as well as in professional journals in Germany, Britain and France. He is the author of The Limited Partnership: Europe, the United States and the Burdens of AllianceThe Future of International Politics: The Great Powers; co-author of Eroding Empire: Western Relations With Eastern Europe.

Boards: American Academy in Berlin, International University Bremen, Ben Gurion University, Israel; Goldman Sachs Foundation, New York, Aspen Institute Berlin, Leo Baeck Institute, New York; German Children And Youth Foundation, Berlin; European Advisory Board, Hypovereinsbank, Munich (2001-2005). Editorial Boards: The American Interest, (Washington); International Security (Harvard), and Prospect (London), The National Interest (Washington, 1995-2000). Trustee: Atlantik-Brücke (Berlin), Deutsches Museum (Munich), Abraham Geiger College (Berlin). Member: American Council on Germany, Intl. Institute for Strategic Studies. Honors: Honorary Degree in Humane Letters, Swarthmore College (2002), Lewis and Clark College, 2005; Theodor Wolff Prize (Journalism) and Ludwig Börne Prize (Essays/Literature), Germany; Federal Order of Merit, Germany.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard.




Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Burkle Center for International Relations, Anderson Center for Global Management/CIBER