About the author
of 'Liberty's Surest Guardian'
Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy in the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He has a joint appointment at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Department of History at the College of Liberal Arts. Suri joins the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2011. He most recently was Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the UW's European Union Center of Excellence.
Suri earned his BA in history from Stanford University in 1994, his MA in history from Ohio University in 1996, and earned his
PhD from Yale University in 2001.
He is the author of three previous books on contemporary politics and foreign policy: Henry Kissinger and the American Century (Harvard University Press, 2007), The Global Revolutions of 1968 (2007), and Power and Protest (2003). Professor Suri is a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines, including Wired Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and the International Herald Tribune.
His research and teaching have received numerous prizes, including the Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Award and the Class of 1955 Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Wisconsin. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine recognized Professor Suri as one of American "top young innovators" in the Arts and Sciences.
Jeremi Suri's main website is at jeremisuri.net