Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974

James Lebovic

James H. Lebovic

Title — Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Office — Monroe 473

Phone — (202) 994-7495; Fax: (202) 994-7743

E-mail —

Areas of Expertise —

International relations, national and international security, and methodology


Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1981


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Professor Lebovic is the author of Flawed Logics: Strategic Nuclear Arms Control from Truman to Obama (forthcoming, Johns Hopkins), The Limits of US Military Capability: Lessons from Vietnam and Iraq (2010, Johns Hopkins), Deterring International Terrorism and Rogue States (2007, Routledge), Foregone Conclusions: U.S. Weapons Acquisition in the Post-Cold War Transition (1996, Westview), and Deadly Dilemmas: Deterrence in U.S. Nuclear Strategy (1990, Columbia) and of numerous articles in scholarly journals including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. His current research focuses on international conflict, military strategy, and arms control.

Classes Taught

Professor Lebovic teaches courses on international security and research methodology.