Ferguson, Yale

Yale H. Ferguson, is Professorial Fellow in the Rutgers University-Newark Division of Global Affairs and Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Global and International Affairs. Prof. Ferguson was one of the DGA’s founders and served as Co-Director from 2002-2008. He received the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research. He also is Honorary Professor at the University of Salzburg (Austria). Prof. Ferguson’s publications include 12 books and over 60 book chapters and articles. Among his latest books with Richard W. Mansbach (Iowa State) are Globalization: The Return of Borders to a Borderless World?; A World of Polities: Essays in Global Politics; and Remapping Global Politics: History’s Revenge and Future Shock. He and Mansbach have a new book in progress, War and Political Evolution in the Ancient Mediterranean. In 2017 they jointly received a Distinguished Professor Award from the International Studies Association, History and International Relations Section. Several years ago the ISA-Northeast established an annual IR Book Prize in Prof. Ferguson’s name. Prof. Ferguson is an elected member of Academia Europaea (the Academy of Europe) and has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge (UK-three times), the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and the University of Padova (Italy), as well as Fulbright Professor at Salzburg. He is a Life Member of the graduate college Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge.
  • "China's OBOR Policy, China-U.S. Relations, and the Return of Geopolitics," Mainland China Studies, Vol. 60, No. 2 (June 2017), 55-85.
  • “Competing Identities and Turkey’s Future,” European Review, Vol. 25, No. 1 (February 2017), 1-15. 
  • “Turkey and the European Union: The Context Shifts Again,” European Review, Vol. 24, No. 3 (July 2016), 365-380.
  • "Diversity in IR Theory: Pluralism as an Opportunity for Understanding Global Politics," International Studies Perspectives, Vol. 16, No. 1 (February 2015), 1-10. Part of a Forum of five articles organized ny YF on "Diversity in International Relations Theory." Other contributors: Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Halvard Leira, Nicholas Rengger, and Jennifer Sterling-Folker. 
  • "Reflections on the 'Third Debate'," International Studies Quarterly (Online Supplement), (March 2014) (with Richard W. Mansbach).
  • "The Transatlantic Tennis Match in IR Theory: Personal Reflections," European Review of International Studies, Vol. 1 (2014): 18-24. 
  • "Turkey and the EU: A Changed Context," European Review, Vol. 21, No. 3 (July 2013): 362-371.
Chapter in edited volume: 
  • "Rising Power and Global Governance: Theoretical Perspectives," in Jaime Gaskarth, ed., Rising Power, Glonal Governance and Global Ethics (Milton Park, Abington, Oxon, UK: Routledge, 2015). 
  • "The Reminbi-Dollar Relationship: Politics and Economics of a Diminishing Issue," in Thomas Oatley and W. Kindred Winecoff, eds., Handbook of the International Political Economy of Monetory Relations (Northampton, MA 2014), 123-143. 
  • "Afterword" in Noel Parker, ed., Empires and International Order (London: Ashgate, 2013), 148-152.  


  • Distinguished Professor Award (2017), International Studies Association, History and International Relations Section.
  • Elected to Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe) September 2013 and inducted at the 26th Annual AE Conference, Barcelona, Spain (July 16-18, 2014).
Faculty Type: 
Division of Global Affairs -- DGA Co-Director 2002-08
English, reading knowledge: Spanish, German, French, and Italian
Europe, United States
Professorial Fellow
Ph.D., Columbia University
Areas of Specialization: 
International Relations Theory and History, Globalization, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Political Economy, Chinese Monetary and Investment Policies, Turkey.

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