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Bruce W. Jentleson

Bruce Jentleson is professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, where he served from 2000 to 2005 as director of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy. He has served as a senior advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director; as a foreign policy aide in the U.S. Senate; and as foreign policy advisor to Al Gore during his 2000 presidential campaign. In addition to numerous articles, he is the co-author of The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas, with Steven Weber.

Books by Bruce W. Jentleson

  1. Book CoverAmerican Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century

    Fifth Edition

    A balanced and contemporary introduction to U.S. foreign policy, with a built-in reader.More

  2. Book CoverThe Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship


    Great leaders made the twentieth century safer and more peaceful.More

  3. Book CoverPerspectives on American Foreign Policy: Readings and Cases


    This volume, compiled by Professor Jentleson and following the chapter structure of the main text of American Foreign Policy, features case studies adapted from the Kennedy School of Government series and readings from authors like Hans Morgenthau, George Kennan, Henry Kissinger, Walter LaFeber, Francis Fukuyama, Ole R. Holsti, Jack Snyder and other major scholars and experienced policy-makers.More