Thomas G. Weiss Named 2016 Carnegie Fellow

Thomas G. Weiss Named 2016 Carnegie Fellow

Presidential Professor Thomas G. Weiss (Political Science) has been named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, a highly prestigious honor that provides up to $200,000 of support for research and writing.

The Fellows are a group of established and emerging scholars, journalists, and authors whose work “distills knowledge, enriches our culture, and equips leaders in the realms of science, law, business, public policy, and the arts,” according to the official press release.  

Weiss, a distinguished scholar of international relations and global governance with special expertise in the politics of the United Nations, was one of 33 Fellows chosen from almost 200 nominees. He is exploring the concept of a world without the United Nations — particularly, how the 70-year-old institution could be more creative and effective, as theAssociated Press notes.

“While there are many excellent fellowship and scholarly opportunities in our nation, what distinguishes the Carnegie Fellows is the broad range of their scholarship, as well as the program’s thorough selection process,” said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, in a statement. “The nominators, evaluators, and jurors, all of whom are prominent scholars and academic leaders, gave their time and dedication to support this initiative and these exceptional fellows.”

Weiss has written extensively about international organizations, conflict management, humanitarian action, the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, North-South relations, and U.S. foreign policy.

He is sole author of 10 books, as well as coauthor or editor of more than 40 other books, and has published more than 225 articles and book chapters. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Director Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies.

Weiss currently directs two research projects, Wartime History and the Future United Nations, and the Future United Nations Development System.