David P. Calleo, PhD

Title: Political Economy International Relations History Professor
Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Washington, DC, United States

David P. Calleo, PhD, Political Economy International Relations History Professor at Johns Hopkins University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history, political science, and higher education.

A highly acclaimed figure in his field, Dr. Calleo has amassed nearly 60 years of professional experience in his areas of expertise. A professor at Johns Hopkins University since 2001 and Dean Acheson Chair in the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University since 1988, he has also been an associate fellow in the Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University since 1972. Prior to these appointments, he was a project director at the Twentieth Century Fund in New York City from 1981 to 1985, a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1975, a vice president of the Lehrman Institute from 1972 to 1987, and a professor and director of European studies in the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University from 1968 to 2012.

Likewise, Dr. Calleo was the consultant to the undersecretary of political affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 1967 to 1968, a research fellow in the Nuffield College at Oxford University from 1966 to 1967, an instructor to assistant professor of political science at Yale University from 1961 to 1967, and an instructor of political science at Brown University from 1959 to 1960. Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Calleo has been an advisory professor at East China Normal University in Shanghai since 2004, a George Herbert Walker Bush Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2005, an invited professor at the Institute University de hautes études International in Geneva in 1999, and a professor at the University of Puget Sound from 1991 to 1992. Notably, he was a Guggenheim Fellow from 1966 to 1967.

Prior to delving into his career, Dr. Calleo became interested in his profession from an early age as a child of war. Interested in World War II and why it was happening, he grew up looking at maps and monitoring who was winning the battles as they occurred. He pursued an education at Yale University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in history of the arts and letters in 1955, a Master of Arts in political science in 1957, and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1959. While at Yale University, he met his mentor, Professor Joe Curtis, an English professor who partially influenced Dr. Calleo’s method of thinking in his early adult years. He attributes his success to the inspiration from Joe Curtis, as well as good luck.

A trustee of Jonathan Edwards Trust since 1972, Dr. Calleo has been affiliated with several professional organizations during his career, including the American Political Science Association, the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. In addition, he has been a prolific author, penning such books as “Follies Power, America’s Unipolar Fantasy” in 2009, “Rethinking Europe’s Future” in 2001, “The Bankrupting of America” in 1992, and “Beyond American Hegemony” in 1987. Earlier in his career, he authored such works as “Europe’s Future” in 1965 and “Britain’s Future” in 1968.

In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Calleo has accrued several accolades. He won the Gladys M. Kammerer Award for Best Book Analyzing American National Policy from the American Political Science Association in 1973. In addition, he was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World. However, the highlight of his career was his development of a History of the Arts and Letters program at Yale University and a European Studies program at Johns Hopkins University. He also had a number of brilliant students over the years.

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