Ted Lehmann Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Government
Timothy (Ted) Lehmann is an assistant professor of government. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University and specializes in international relations, particularly international political economy, security studies and American foreign policy. Lehmann published “Keeping Friends Close and Enemies Closer: Classical Realist Statecraft and Economic Exchange in U.S. Interwar Strategy,” in Security Studies in 2009. His article “It Takes a Quaker to Destroy the Global Village: Herbert Hoover, the Manchurian Incident and the League of Nations,” explains the demise of democratic internationalism in the early 1930s by focusing on Herbert Hoover’s statecraft as it explores the inadequate explanations of leading liberal and constructivist theorists. It is forthcoming at Global War Studies. His first book manuscript, Slippery Perch: Oil and the Asian Origins of American Hegemony, explains the origins of American hegemony and details the centrality of the Pacific theater to the global war that still defines international order. Lehmann is also the lead editor for a forthcoming (2014) volume on global energy politics for Lynne Rienner press, Scarcity or Plenty? International Political Economy of Global Natural Resources. Lehmann teaches “International Political Economy,” “The International Politics of Oil,” and “U.S. Foreign Policy,” among other introductory and seminar courses.