Mel Gurtov

Office: URBN 650

Mel Gurtov is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, having served on the faculty from 1987 to 2008.  His previous positions were at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif. (1966-71), where he was a co-author of the Pentagon Papers, and at the University of California, Riverside (1971-86), where he was professor of political science.  He is Editor-in-Chief of Asian Perspective, an international quarterly; he has held that position since 1994.  He has published over twenty books and numerous articles on East Asian affairs, U.S. foreign policy, and global politics from a human-interest perspective.  His most recent books are Will This Be China’s Century? A Skeptic’s View (Lynne Rienner, 2013); Global Politics in the Human Interest, 5th ed. (Rienner, 2007); Superpower on Crusade: The Bush Doctrine in US Foreign Policy (Rienner, 2006); and Confronting the Bush Doctrine: Critical Perspectives from Asia-Pacific, co-edited with Peter Van Ness (Routledge, 2005).  Prof. Gurtov regularly visits Asia, where he has been a visiting professor and Senior Fulbright Scholar—at Waseda University in Tokyo and Hankuk Foreign Studies University in Seoul—and has lectured at universities and research institutes in South Korea, Japan, and China.