Stuart Gottlieb

Adjuct Professor of International Affairs, SIPA

1329 International Affairs

Stuart Gottlieb is Adjunct Professor of International Affairs and Public Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a Member of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. Gottlieb teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, counterterrorism, and international security. He also serves as Faculty Director for SIPA’s certificate degree program in international relations.

Prior to joining SIPA in 2003, Gottlieb worked for five years in the United States Senate, first as senior foreign policy adviser to Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York and subsequently as policy adviser and chief speechwriter for Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut. He has also worked on several political campaigns, including New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s reelection campaign in 1997 and presidential campaign in 2008.

Gottlieb holds a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a PhD in International Relations from Columbia University.



Stuart Gottlieb, Experimental Power: The Rise and Role of America in World Affairs (Yale University Press, forthcoming).

Stuart Gottlieb, Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses, Second Edition (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2013).

Book Chapters

Stuart Gottlieb, “Change and Continuity in America’s Counterterrorism Strategy under Obama,” US Foreign Policy Today: American Renewal?, ed. Steven Hook and James Scott (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2012).

Journal Articles

Stuart Gottlieb, “How the Next President Can Uproot Terrorism,” The National Interest, 27 May 2016.

Stuart Gottlieb, “Staying the Course: Why President Obama’s antiterror policies look so much like George W. Bush’s,” American Lawyer 32, no. 10 (2010): 55.

Stuart Gottlieb, “The Limits of Language in Fighting Terrorism,” The National InterestSeptember 19, 2010.

Stuart Gottlieb, “Obama’s Drone-Strike Counterterrorism Policy,” Foreign Policy, April 7, 2009.

Stuart Gottlieb, “Tracking Terrorists,” Foreign Policy, May 1, 2008.

Other Articles

Danielle Pletka and Stuart Gottlieb, “Don’t Buy the Democrats’ New Tough Talk on Iran,” The Daily Beast, 14 September 2015.

Stuart Gottlieb, “What if US Stops Policing the World?” CNN Opinion, September 18, 2012.

Stuart Gottlieb, “America’s Global Role,” New York Times, Sunday Dialogue, March 27, 2012.

Stuart Gottlieb, “Risky Retreat from Iraq,” New York Post, October 21, 2011.

Stuart Gottlieb, “Three Keys to Fighting Terrorism,” Hartford Courant, December 5, 2008.

Stuart Gottlieb, “The Democrats’ Foreign Policy Shell-Game,” Christian Science Monitor, July 7, 2008.

Stuart Gottlieb, “Will Iraq be the Next Rwanda?” The Washington Post, April 15, 2007.

Stuart Gottlieb, “Balance of Presidential Power,” Hartford Courant, December 16, 2006.

Stuart Gottlieb, “Iran: A NATO Fix,” New York Post, March 8, 2006.