Prof. John M. Owen

Portrait Foto Prof. John M. Owen (Foto: John Owen)
Foto: John Owen


Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Department


since 2014 Co-Editor, series on Democracy and Its Discontents, Yale University Press (with James Davison Hunter)

since 2001 Faculty Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia.

since 1997 Ambassador Henry J. and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (Asst. Prof. 1997–2002, Assoc. Prof. with tenure 2002–2011, Prof. 2011–2012)

07/2011–06/2014 Editor-in-Chief, Security Studies

1995–1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

1993 Ph.D. at Harvard University, Department of Government. Dissertation:  “Testing the Democratic Peace: American Diplomatic Crises 1793–1917.”

Selected Publications

Owen, John, “Springs and Their Offspring: The International Consequences of Domestic Uprisings,” European Journal of International Security 1, no. 1, 2016.

Owen, John, Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Owen, John and Michael Poznansky, “When Does America Drop Dictators?” European Journal of International Relations 20, no. 4, 1072–99, 2014.

Owen, John and J. Judd Owen (eds.), Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order, New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

Owen, John, The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change, 1510–2010, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.