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Dr Stefano Recchia

Dr Stefano Recchia


University Teaching Officer

Office hours: Tuesdays 1.30-3.00pm


Stefano Recchia is a University Lecturer in International Relations in the POLIS Department. He holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University (awarded with distinction) and a Master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining the University of Cambridge, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute (EUI). He has also been a research fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution and a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Research Interests

Dr. Recchia’s principal research interests are in contemporary international security studies, U.S. foreign policy, and applied international ethics. More specifically, his work focuses on decision making in the field of national security affairs, civil-military relations, and the role of multilateralism in great power military interventions. He also has a secondary research interest in classical international political thought, and particularly in the historical origins of contemporary concepts and theories in international relations.

PhD supervision interests: post-Cold War U.S. foreign policy; transatlantic relations; foreign policy decision making (especially with regard to the use of force); politics in the UN Security Council; humanitarian intervention; civil-military relations.