Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Stephen Wertheim, a historian of U.S. foreign policy, is a Senior Fellow in the American Statecraft Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Global Legal Challenges at Yale Law School. Wertheim has published scholarship on many aspects of America’s role in the world, including grand strategy, international law, and humanitarian intervention. In his book, Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy (Harvard University Press, 2020), he reveals how U.S. leaders decided, in the lead-up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, to pursue global military dominance long into the future. Wertheim regularly writes about current events. His essays have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. In 2020, Prospect magazine named him one of “the world’s 50 top thinkers for the Covid-19 age.” Wertheim was a co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, where he served as Director of Grand Strategy. He has held faculty positions at Columbia University and Birkbeck, University of London, and postdoctoral research fellowships at King’s College, University of Cambridge, and Princeton University. He received a PhD in history from Columbia University in 2015 and an AB summa cum laude from Harvard University in 2007.