Daniel Bessner

Non-Resident Fellow


Foreign Policy and Ideas of Foreign Policy


Democratizing Foreign Policy


Daniel Bessner is a non-resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Associate Professor in American Foreign Policy in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He is the author of “Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual” (Cornell, 2018) and co-editor, with Nicolas Guilhot, of “The Decisionist Imagination: Sovereignty, Social Science, and Democracy in the Twentieth Century” (Berghahn, 2019). His writing has appeared in numerous academic journals as well as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and other venues.

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