Fredrik Logevall

Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Office Address
Littauer-376B
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 54
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-5126
Email: Fredrik_Logevall@harvard.edu
Assistant
Ashley Davis (617-495-0879)
Fredrik Logevall

Profile

Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at HKS and Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. A specialist on U.S. foreign relations history and 20th century international history, he was previously the Stephen and Madeline Anbinder Professor of History at Cornell University, where he also served as vice provost and as director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. Before that he taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he co-founded the Center for Cold War Studies. 

He is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam (Random House, 2012), which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Francis Parkman Prize, as well as the American Library in Paris Book Award and the Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations. His other recent works include America’s Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity (with Campbell Craig; Belknap/Harvard, 2009), and the college-level textbook A People and A Nation: A History of the United States (with Mary Beth Norton et al; 10th ed., Cengage, 2014). Logevall’s essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times,The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, Daily Beast, and Foreign Affairs, among other publications. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, he is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the Society of American Historians. He is currently writing a biography of President John F. Kennedy.

Media Expertise

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Research

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Selected Publication Citations:

  • Book Chapters
    • Logevall, Fredrik. "Domestic Politics." Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations. Ed. Costigliola, Frank, and Michael J. Hogan. Cambridge University Press, 2016, 151-167.
    • Logevall, Fredrik. "Vietnam: Flawed Decisions, Terrible Consequences." Major Problems in American History, Volume II. Ed. Cobbs-Hoffman, Elizabeth, and Edward J. Blum. Wadsworth Publishing, January 2016, 399.

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