David P. Calleo

David P. Calleo is an American scholar—a student of European and American politics, history and political economy—based at the Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where he is the Dean Acheson Professor. He also holds the title of University Professor.


David P. Calleo is University Professor at The Johns Hopkins University and Dean Acheson Professor at its Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Before coming to SAIS, he first taught at Brown University and then for several years at Yale University. He has also been a visiting professor or research Fellow at several American and European universities and institutes. He has also served as Consultant to the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

His previous books include Follies of Power (2009), Rethinking Europe’s Future (2001),The Bankrupting of America: How the Federal Deficit is Impoverishing the Nation(1992), Beyond American Hegemony: The Future of the Western Alliance (1987), The Imperious Economy (1982), The German Problem Reconsidered (1978), America and the World Political Economy (with Benjamin M. Rowland, 1973), The Atlantic Fantasy(1970), Britain’s Future (1968), Coleridge and the Idea of a Modern Nation State (1966), and Europe’s Future (1965)