Professor of Political Science
National Defense University
The Emerging International System: The Issue of Governance
Dr. Steven E. Meyer is a professor of political science and national security studies at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. He teaches and conducts research in comparative politics, international relations, American foreign and security policy, Central and Eastern Europe, and environmental studies. Before joining NDU, he worked as an analyst and senior manager at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Dr. Meyer received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in political science, an M.S. from Fordham University in comparative politics, international relations, and economics, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in comparative politics with minors in international relations and political philosophy. He also studied and lectured at the University of Glasgow and the University of Amsterdam, Arizona State University, George Mason University, and frequently lectures in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Dr. Meyer has held rotational assignments on Capitol Hill, where he worked primarily on foreign and security policy issues.
Among Dr. Meyer's most recent publications are: "American Policy Toward the Balkans," published as an Occasional Paper by the Woodrow Wilson Center in 2002; "The Carcass of Dead Policies: The Irrelevance of NATO," published by the journal Parameters in 2003; and a chapter on "Prospects for South Eastern European Security," in European Integration and the Balkans, published by the Center for South Eastern European Studies in 2002. Currently, he is working on a book on sovereignty, governance, and the changing structure of the international system.