Dr Stefano Recchia

University Lecturer in International Relations at Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge

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University Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Dr Stefano Recchia is a University Lecturer, and assistant professor, in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. 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.

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.

He is currently working on two book projects. The first book, based on his doctoral research, explains contemporary U.S. government efforts to obtain the endorsement of international organizations such as the UN or NATO for military interventions. The second book, on classical European thought about military intervention, is an edited volume that he is preparing together with Prof. Jennifer Welsh of Oxford University.