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.

Curriculum Vitae

David P. Calleo, Ph.D.

Dean Acheson Professor; Director of the European Studies Program; University Professor of The Johns Hopkins University


Geographic Areas
Western Europe | France | Germany | Great Britain | Italy


American economic policy | American foreign policy | diplomacy | economics | European Union and transatlantic relations | global financial crises | globalization | international political economy | international relations | military power and strategy | NATO | strategic and security issues

Background and Education

Taught at Brown, Columbia and Yale universities, the College of Europe and the universities of Bonn and Munich, the University of Puget Sound, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva; member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies; past Rockefeller, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellow; former associate at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales; twice project director for the Twentieth Century Fund; former research fellow at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford; was George Herbert Walker Bush Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin; served as a consultant to the U.S. under secretary of State for Political Affairs; Ph.D., political science, Yale University


Follies of Power: America’s Unipolar Fantasy (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 (1973); The Atlantic Fantasy (1970); Britain’s Future(1968); The American Political System (1968); Coleridge and the Idea of a Modern Nation State (1966); Europe’s Future (1965); numerous articles in journals and other publications. See Full Bibliography for complete listing.