Professor Emeritus of Politics


Ph.D., University of Chicago

Field of Specialty

International relations. World politics, Causes and prevention of war, Alliances, Collective Security, War and peace, Human rights, US national security and foreign policy

Contact Information

Olin-Sang American Civilization Center 109

Seyom Brown

Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Teaches and does research on the causes and prevention of war and human rights issues. Writing focuses on the U.S. policy implications of changing patterns of world politics.


Brown,Seyom. The Illusion of Control: Force and Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century. Brookings Institution Press, 2003.

Brown,Seyom. Human Rights in World Politics. New York: Longman, 2000.

Brown,Seyom. International Relations in a Changing Global System: Toward a Theory of the World Polity (2nd. ed.). Boulder: Westview, 1996.

Brown,Seyom. New Forces, Old Forces, and the Future of World Politics (post-Cold War edition). New York: HarperCollins, 1995.

Brown,Seyom. The Causes and Prevention of War. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.

Brown,Seyom. On the Front Burner: Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy. Little Brown, 1984.

Brown,Seyom. The Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Clinton. New York: Columbia University Press, 1968.