Giacomo Chiozza is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. He is an expert in international relations and statistical modeling. In his research, he has studied how foreign publics view the United States and the foundations of the American world order; and why and when leaders decide to take their countries to war. He is currently involved in two major projects, one dealing with the domestic political foundations of U.S. hierarchy; the other dealing with the statistical modeling of policy ideas at the Central Bank of Japan, with Saori Katada and Gene Park.
He is the author of Anti-Americanism and the American World Order (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009). His second book, Leaders and International Conflict, co-authored with H.E. Goemans, (Cambridge University Press, 2011) won the Joseph Lepgold Book Prize, given by Georgetown University for best book on international relations published in 2011. His research has been published in several academic journals, including the American Journal of Political Science; the European Journal of International Relations; the Journal of Conflict Resolution; Pacific Review. In 2008-09 he served as a member of the American Political Science Association Presidential Task Force on U.S. Standing in World Politics; he is currently a Senior Editor at International Studies Quarterly.
Professor Chiozza holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. Before joining Vanderbilt, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University; and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.