James M. Lindsay is joining the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution as a Senior Fellow effective September 1, 1999. A former member of the National Security Council, Dr. Lindsay will conduct research on the impact of domestic considerations on post-Cold War U.S. foreign policy and other broad issues involving American foreign policy and international relations.
Prior to joining Brookings, Dr. Lindsay was a professor of political science at the University of Iowa, beginning in 1988. There he taught courses on U.S. foreign policies, American foreign policy institutions, and the role of Congress in U.S. foreign policymaking.
“We are very pleased to have James Lindsay joining our staff of scholars at Brookings,” said Michael Armacost, president of the Institution. “He brings firsthand experience in managing the national security process, as well as an academic interest in the timely issue of how the nature of America’s domestic society affects our foreign policy.”
Dr. Lindsay also served as Director for Global Issues and Multilateral Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council (1996-1997). He was awarded a Congressional Research Grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center in 1997 and an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations in 1995. He has received the Collegiate Teaching Award and the James N. Murray Faculty Teaching Award from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Lindsay’s publications include Dynamics of Democracy (1997); Congress and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy (1994), and Congress and Nuclear Weapons (1991). His most recent edited volumes are Perspectives: Global Issues (1998); Perspectives: World Politics (1998), and U.S. Foreign Policy After the Cold War (1997).
James M. Lindsay received an A.B. from the University of Michigan and holds an M.A., an M.Phil., and a Ph.D. from Yale University.