Stephen D. Krasner is the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford, and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, the Hoover Institution, and at SIEPR.
From February 2005 to April 2007 he was Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State. In 2002 he served as Director for Governance and Development at the National Security Council. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace, and was a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Board of the Department of State from 2012 to 2014. He received his B.A. from Cornell in 1963, M.A. from Columbia in 1967, and Ph.D. from Harvard in 1972.
Before coming to Stanford in 1981 he taught at Harvard and UCLA. He was the Chair of the Political Science Department from 1984 until 1991, Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences from 2010-2013, and Deputy Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute from 2007 to 2013. He edited International Organization from 1986 to 1992. His writings have dealt primarily with the political determinants of international economic relations, American foreign policy, and sovereignty. He is currently investigating the impact of external actors on domestic authority structures in weak states.
He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Science in 1987-88 and at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2000-2001. He has been a Marcator Fellow at the Free University Berlin since 2014. Professor Krasner is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.