Chris Gibson

Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy

Schapiro Hall Rm 202

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Twitter @ChrisGibsonNY


B.A. Siena College (1986)
M.P.A. Cornell University (1995)
Ph.D. Cornell University (1998)


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

PSCI 127 / LEAD 127(S)

America First?The Trump Era and the Future of World Politics

LEAD 293 / PSCI 293(F)

Leadership and Political Change

PSCI 367 / LEAD 367(S)

The Politics of American National Security

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, State University of New York (2017)

General George C. Marshall Award Winner, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Presented to the #1 graduate (Class of 2000).

Cornell University nominee for the American Political Science Association’s E.E. Schattschneider Dissertation Prize (1998).

Some of my military awards and decorations include: two Legions of Merit, four Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.  In addition, the units I commanded earned two Valorous Unit Awards for combat actions in Iraq and the Army Superior Unit Award for humanitarian service in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there in 2010.


Professional Affiliations

Stanford/Hoover Institution