Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Reich and Dr. Lebow of their new book Goodbye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014), moderated by Jack Snyder. Rejecting the focus on power common to American realists and liberals, the authors offer a novel analysis of influence. In the process, they differentiate influence from power and power from material resources. Their analysis shows why the U.S., the greatest power the world has ever seen, is increasingly incapable of translating its power into influence. The first chapter of Goodbye Hegemony! is available for advance reading. Please contact Geoffrey Kirkwood at to receive a copy.

Simon Reich holds an academic appointment as a professor in the Division of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science at Rutgers Newark. He is author or editor of ten books and over fifty articles and book chapters. His work has been published in Governance, International Interactions, International Organization, International Security, and the Review of International Political Economy. His work has been translated into Dutch, German and Japanese.

Richard Ned Lebow is Professor of International Political Theory in the War Studies Department of King’s College London, Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge and the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor (Emeritus) of Government at Dartmouth College. He has published almost 30 books and over 200 peer reviewed articles in a career spanning six decades.