Jeffrey A. Friedman

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor

I am an Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. My research focuses on the ways in which risk and uncertainty shape high-stakes decisions, particularly in the domain of national security. At Dartmouth, I teach courses on foreign policy, civil conflict, intelligence analysis, and research methods in security studies.

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My book, War and Chance: Assessing Uncertainty in International Politics was published by Oxford University Press’s Bridging the Gap series and received the 2020 Peter Katzenstein Book Prize. My research has also been published by the American Journal of Political ScienceInternational Organization, International Security, International Studies QuarterlyIntelligence and National Security, the Journal of Conflict ResolutionPolitical PsychologySecurity Studies, and the U.S. Army War College.

I received my Ph.D from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2013. I have held fellowships at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Tobin Project, the Dickey Center for International Understanding, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France.

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224 Silsby
HB 6108
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
A.B. Harvard College
Ph.D. Harvard University

Selected Publications