SIWPS member Robert Jervis was interviewed about his career on Episode 86 of “Global Dispatches,” an international relations podcast that features interviews with academics, journalists and policy makers who discuss the big events, ideas, and influences that shaped their worldviews from an early age.

Jervis speaks at length with “Global Dispatches” host Mark Goldberg about his life’s work, even tracing the origin of his groundbreaking book Perception and Misperception in International Politics to a specific moment of his childhood.

Additionally, Jervis recalls the influence of his family and growing up in a highly political environment in New York in the 1950s and 60s, how the Vietnam War reduced his own hawkish inclinations, and reflects on some of his work helping the CIA learn from past mistakes.

Listen to the podcast above, or follow this link to listen on the Global Dispatches website.