Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of Political Science,
Faculty Director, Madeleine K. Albright Institute
My primary research focuses on international relations, with a focus on international order and global power politics. My most recent book, When Right Makes Might: Rising Powers and World Order, asks why it is that some great powers accommodate rising powers in international politics, while containing and confronting others. Other research examines why some rising powers are able to reform international institutions while others fail; why statecraft has changed over time; and why some territories are negotiable, while others are treated as indivisible. I also have contributed to Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
Outside of Wellesley, I am a non-resident fellow of the Quincy Institute and a series editor for Columbia University Press. I also serve as an editor for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage, and on several professional governance organizations.
In my free time, I enjoy choral singing and am an avid hiker and backpacker, so I’m always looking for new trails to explore with my husband and two daughters.
233 Pendleton Hall East
Wellesley, MA 02482
sgoddard "AT" wellesley.edu