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John L. Harper

Senior Adjunct Professor of American Foreign Policy

Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University

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  • Campus Location: SAIS Europe
  • Office Location: SAIS Europe


Member of the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome; contributing editor of Survival; former German Marshall Fund Research Fellow; recipient of the Robert Ferrell Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies; PhD, European studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS. Harper is author of articles and reviews for numerous periodicals, including Foreign Affairs, Survival, the Journal of Cold War Studies, H-Diplo, the American Historical Review, The National Interest, Christian Science Monitor, and Times Literary Supplement.




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In the News

The elusive concert of powers.

John L. Harper wrote for Aspen Institute Italia, 04/29

Berlin Wall questions.

John Harper interviewed in Aspenia, 11/9

Johnson and Salvini: Two soaring stars lose big political bets.

John Harper quoted in Associated Press, 9/7

In today’s foreign policy, the only law is the law of the strongest.

John Harper interviewed in Fair Observer, 5/8