Jeffrey W. Taliaferro is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, and currently a visiting researcher at the Nobel Institute in Oslo. His research and teaching focus on security studies, international relations theory, international history and politics, United States foreign policy, intelligence and U.S. national security. He earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Duke University and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. Professor Taliaferro is the author of:
- Balancing Risks: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery (Cornell University Press, 2004) and
- co-editor (with Steven E. Lobell and Norrin P. Ripsman), of Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and of
- The Challenge of Grand Strategy: The Great Powers and the Broken Balance between the World Wars(Cambridge University Press, 2012).
His articles have appeared in the journals International Security, Security Studies, and Political Psychology.