Bruce Jentleson

Bruce W. Jentleson is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, and previously Director of the Terry Sanford Institute (now Sanford School) of Public Policy. He is a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (where he was a Distinguished Scholar in 2014), a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and on the International Affairs Council of the global communications firm APCO Worldwide. In 2015-16 he was Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress. His forthcoming book is The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship (W.W. Norton, 2018). Other recent books include American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century (5th edition, W.W. Norton, 2013), and The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas, co-authored with Steven Weber (Harvard University Press, 2010). He also has published articles in numerous journals, academic and policy, and for leading online sites.  His policy and political positions include Senior Advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director (2009-11) and senior foreign policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign (1999-2000). He currently co-chairs the Duke Provost’s Tenure Standards Review Committee and Advisory Committee on Online Education. He is a co-director of the Bridging the Gap project promoting greater policy relevance among academics specializing in international affairs. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (Vice-Chair, Executive Committee) and Board of Directors of the Close Up Foundation (Chair, Academic Advisory Council).  His Ph.D. is from Cornell University.