Joseph S. Nye, John Ruggie, and Stephen M. Walt ranked as influential international relations scholars

Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) Around the World
The College of William and Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations
May 2012
Featured: Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Harvard University distinguished service professor and a member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors; John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor of Human Rights and International Affairs; and Stephen M. Walt, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors and Harvard Kennedy School’s Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs
Topic: Global trends in the academic study of international relations 

Joseph S. Nye, John Ruggie, and Stephen M. Walt have all been ranked in the TRIP report as scholars who have produced the best work and had the greatest influence in the field of IR in the past 20 years.  Nye was ranked #2 and Walt #6 as scholars who have produced the most interesting scholarship in the past five years.  The Belfer Center journal, International Security, was ranked #3 in journals that publish articles with the greatest influence on ways IR scholars think about IR.  Harvard University was ranked #1 for best place to pursue a policy career in international relations.  (See 42-54 in “Read More” for additional information on these rankings.)

The report describes the research practices, teaching practices, views on the discipline, and views on foreign policy issues of IR scholars in 20 countries.  The survey was taken by 3,464 scholars.  The report describes aggregate trends and compares the views of scholars in different IR communities.

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