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Stuart Gottlieb

Adjunct Professor of International Affairs and Public Policy, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA); Faculty Director, Certificate Degree Program in International Relations

Stuart Gottlieb teaches courses on American foreign policy, counterterrorism, and international security. He is also a member of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. In addition, he teaches courses for New York University’s graduate program in International Politics.

Prior to joining SIPA in 2003, Gottlieb worked for five years in the United States Senate, first as senior foreign policy adviser to Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, and subsequently as policy adviser and chief speechwriter for Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut. He has also worked on several political campaigns, including New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's reelection campaign in 1997 and presidential campaign in 2008.

Gottlieb continues to consult with political and business leaders, and regularly publishes op-eds and other policy-related articles. A second edition of his book, Debating Terrorism and CounterterrorismConflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses (CQ Press), was published in 2013, and he is currently working on a forthcoming book titled Experimental Power: The Rise and Role of America in World Affairs (Yale University Press).


  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst


  • Debating Terrorism and CounterterrorismConflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses (CQ Press, 2013)