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John G. Stoessinger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Global Diplomacy at the University of San Diego in San Diego, California. He has taught at Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Princeton, the City University of New York, and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In 1969 he led the International Seminar on International Relations at Harvard University, and in 1970 he received honorary doctor of law degrees from Grinnell College, Iowa, and from the American College of Switzerland.
Dr. Stoessinger is the author of ten leading books on international relations, including The Might of Nations: World Politics In Our Time, which was awarded the Bancroft Prize by Columbia University in 1963 and is now in its tenth edition. He is also the author of The Refugee and the World Community; Financing the United Nations System; Power and Order, The United Nations and the Superpowers; Nations at Dawn: China, Russia, and America; Crusaders and Pragmatists: Movers of Modern American Foreign Policy; and Henry Kissinger: The Anguish of Power.
Dr. Stoessinger also served as chief book review editor of Foreign Affairs for five years and as acting director of the Political Affairs Division at the United Nations from 1967 to 1974. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Stoessinger's most current book, Why Nations Go To War, was published in its Tenth Anniversary Edition in February 2007. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1954. He was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Drury University.
Dr. Stoessinger's name is included in Marquis's Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World in their most recent editions.
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