Dr. Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, and he is a professor in both the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Suri was previously with the University of Wisconsin, where he was the E. Gordon Fox Professor of History, the Director of the European Union Center of Excellence, and the Director of the Grand Strategy Program. He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching. Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences in 2007. Professor Suri is the author of five books, including the widely acclaimed biography of one of America's most distinguished diplomats, Henry Kissinger and the American Century. Professor Suri's most recent book, Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama, was widely reviewed in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and other international media. Professor Suri is a frequent contributor to these newspapers and magazines, as well as social media. He is now completing a major new book, tentatively titled The Reactive Presidency, on the challenges of formulating strategy in a complex and fast-moving international environment.
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