Joshua Shifrinson

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

Joshua Shifrinson is an Assistant Professor with the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government.  A graduate of MIT, his research focuses on power transitions, American grand strategy, and the intersection of IR theory with diplomatic history.  While with the Dickey Center, Shifrinson will focus on finalizing a book manuscript analyzing how states respond to the decline of other great powers, drawing on extensive archival research on the declines of the United Kingdom and Soviet Union. 


Haldeman Center, Room 360
HB 6048


  • B.A. Brandeis University
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology