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Robert G. Kaufman, J.D., Ph.D. 
Professor of Public Policy
School of Public Policy

Phone: (310) 506-7601
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • American foreign policy
  • National security
  • Presidential politics
  • Elections
  • International relations

Robert G. Kaufman is a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, national security, international relations, and various aspects of American politics. He has written frequently for scholarly journals and popular publications, including The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, The Washington Times, The New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Kaufman has also appeared on various media outlets including KCBS, KCAL, KNX Newsradio, KFWB Newsradio, NPR's Talk of the Nation, Time Warner's Beyond the Beltway, FOX News Channel and C-SPAN.

Kaufman is the author of three books. In Defense of the Bush Doctrine, published by University Press of Kentucky was released in 2007. In 2000, his biography, Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics, received the Emil and Katherine Sick Award for best book on the history of the Pacific Northwest. His first book, Arms Control During the Prenuclear Era, studied the interwar naval treaties and their linkage to the outbreak of World War II in the Pacific. Kaufman also assisted President Richard M. Nixon in the research and writing of Nixon's final book, Beyond Peace. He is currently in the research phase of a biorgraphy on President Ronald Reagan, focusing on his presidency and his quest for it.

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