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Mikael Wallerstedt

Fredrik Logevall

Fellow, SCAS.
Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University

A specialist on U.S. foreign relations history and 20th century international history, Logevall is the
author or editor of ten books, most recently JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–
 (Random House, 2020), which won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography
and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His book Embers of War: The Fall of an
Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam
 (Random House, 2012), won the Pulitzer Prize for
History and the Francis Parkman Prize, as well as the American Library in Paris Book Award and
the Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations. His other recent works include 
America’s Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity
 (with Campbell Craig; Belknap/Harvard, 2020), and
A People and A Nation: A History of the United States (with Jane Kamensky et al.; 11th ed., Cengage,

Logevall’s essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los
Angeles Times, The Times
(UK), The New Republic, Politico, Daily Beast, the London Review of
and Foreign Affairs, among other publications. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, he is a
past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and is a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations and the Society of American Historians. During his time at SCAS he
will be working on the second and final volume of his JFK biography.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2022-23.