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Daniel Bessner (Jackson School of International Studies)

Bessner, Daniel (Jackson School of International Studies)

Daniel Bessner (Jackson School of International Studies)
Phone: (206) 685-1043
Email: dbessner@uw.edu
Website: http://danielbessner.com/

Daniel Bessner is currently an Associate Professor in International Studies at the University of Washington. He is a member of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and was previously the Joff Hanauer Honors Professorship in Western Civilization and Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Associate Professor in American Foreign Policy.  He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and a Contributing Editor at Jacobin. In 2019-2020, he served as a foreign policy advisor to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Daniel is an intellectual historian of U.S. foreign relations. He is the author of Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual (Cornell, 2018), which you may order here.

He is also co-editor, with Nicolas Guilhot, of The Decisionist Imagination: Sovereignty, Social Science, and Democracy in the Twentieth Century (Berghahn, 2019).

Daniel has published scholarly articles in several journals and has also published pieces in The New York Times, The Washington PostThe Guardiann+1, and other venues.

Instructor's Honors Course History

Course Title
HONORS 232 D History of the Social Sciences 2021 2 15116 View »
HONORS 230 D History of the Social Sciences 2021 4 16401 View »
HONORS 230 History of the Social Sciences 2020 1 View »
HONORS 232 D Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Rethinking US Foreign Policy 2020 2 14937 View »
HONORS 231 B The History of the Social Sciences 2019 1 15350 View »
HONORS 230 B History of the Social Sciences 2017 4 16062 View »



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