Peter Katzenstein on “meeting the world”



Professor reflects on more than 40 years of teaching and research

In this video produced by Cornell Research, Peter J. Katzenstein, the Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies, offers a look into his work in international relations. 

A member of the Cornell faculty since 1973, Katzenstein has been an important part of many Einauadi Center initiatives, and works closely with several of the center's programs. 

His current research focuses on the politics of civilizational states; questions of public diplomacy, law, religion, and popular culture; the role of anti-imperial sentiments, including anti-Americanism; regionalism in world politics; and German politics.

Among his recent publications are “Diversity and Empathy” in International Studies Review (2016) and "Uncertainty and Risk and the Crisis of 2008” in International Organization (2014). 

Recent books include Beyond Paradigms: Analytic Eclecticism in World Politics (Palgrave, 2010), with Rudra Sil; Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives (Routledge, 2010); European Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2009), co-edited with Jeffrey T. Checkel; Rethinking Japanese Security (Routledge, 2008); Anti-Americanisms in World Politics, co-edited with Robert O. Keohane (Cornell University Press, 2007).

Katzenstein has edited more than 100 books. He holds honorary degrees from universities in the Netherlands, China, and Greece.