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Jeremi Suri, Fellowship Mentor

Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, University of Texas, Austin

Suri

Advisee(s): James G. Wilson Vanessa Walker   

Jeremi Suri is a child of the global transformations that re-made societies in the last century—war, migration, nation-building, and mobility through higher education. All of his research, writing, and teaching seeks to explain these transformations—their diverse origins, their contradictory contours, and their long-lasting effects. His scholarship is an extended inquiry into the workings of power at local and international levels, and the interactions across these levels. Like other historians, he treats power as contingent, context-dependent, and often quite elusive. Like practitioners of politics, he views power as essential for any meaningful achievement, especially concerning social justice and democratization. Suri’s most recent book is Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama (Simon and Schuster, 2011).

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