Stephen D. Krasner is the Graham H. Stuart professor of international relations at Stanford, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy research, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Krasner began at Stanford in 1981 where he held a number of administrative positions including deputy director of the Freeman Spogli Institute and director of the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He has also served as chair of the Department of Political Science and served as an elected member of the Faculty Senate and on its executive committee. He also has worked outside academia, and has served as director of the policy planning at the State Department from 2005 to 2007.  He also served as a member of the policy planning staff from 2001 to 2002 at the State Department and at the National Security Council. Krasner is a former fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. His research has focused primarily on the political determinants of international economic relations, U.S. foreign policy and sovereignty. He holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell, a master's degree from Columbia and a doctorate from Harvard. He taught at Harvard and the University of California-Los Angeles before arriving at Stanford. Krasner was a member of the Board of Directors of USIP in 2003 and 2004 and a member of the International Security Advisory Board at the United States Department of State in 2007.

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