David A. Lake

David A. Lake is the Jerri-Ann and Gary E. Jacobs Professor of Social Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. Lake has published widely in international relations theory and international political economy. His most recent book is The Statebuilder’s Dilemma: Legitimacy, Loyalty, and the Limits of External Intervention (forthcoming 2016). In addition to nearly 100 scholarly articles and chapters, he is the author of Power, Protection, and Free Trade: International Sources of U.S. Commercial Strategy, 1887-1939 (1988), Entangling Relations: American Foreign Policy in its Century (1999), and Hierarchy in International Relations (2009). He has also co-edited ten volumes on a variety of topics. He is co-author of a comprehensive textbook on World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions (2009, 2013). At UCSD, Lake has served as Research Director for International Relations at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (1992-1996 and 2000-2001), chair of the Political Science department (2000-2004), Acting Dean of Social Sciences at UCSD (2011-12), Associate Dean of Social Sciences (2006-2015), and Director of the Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research (2013-2015). He also served as co-editor of the journal International Organization (1997-2001), and was the founding chair of the International Political Economy Society (2005-2012), Program Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (2007), and President of the International Studies Association (2010-2011). He was recently nominated as President of the American Political Science Association (2016-2017). The recipient of UCSD Chancellor’s Associates Awards for Excellence in Graduate Education (2005) and Excellence in Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (2013), he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006 and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2008-2009.