On Aug. 30, Peter J. Katzenstein, the Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell, became president of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Founded in 1903, APSA is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and has more than 15,000 members in more than 80 countries inside and outside academe.
"This office," Katzenstein said, "is both a great honor and a great opportunity for internationalizing further an association already deeply involved in world affairs."
Katzenstein's work addresses issues of political economy, security and culture in world politics. His current research interests focus on questions of public diplomacy, law, religion and popular culture; the role of anti-imperial sentiments, including anti-Americanism; regionalism in world politics; and German politics. Katzenstein, a Weiss Presidential teaching fellow, has made important contributions to international relations, political economy, security studies, European and German studies, and Asian and Japanese studies.
Katzenstein's books include "Composite Civilizations: Engaging Multiple Traditions in World Politics," "The Politics of European Identity Construction," "Rethinking Japanese Security," "Anti-Americanisms in World Politics," "Religion in an Expanding Europe," "Beyond Japan: East Asian Regionalism," "A World of Regions: Asia and Europe in the American Imperium" and "Rethinking Security in East Asia: Identity, Power, and Efficiency." He has also edited more than 100 books under the Cornell University Press imprint, Cornell Studies in Political Economy.