Stephen Wertheim

About Stephen Wertheim

Visiting Fellow

Stephen Wertheim is a historian of the United States in the world. He is Director of Grand Strategy at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a think-tank he co-founded in 2019. He previously held faculty positions at Columbia University and Birkbeck, University of London. Wertheim is author of Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy (Harvard University Press, 2020) and academic articles on such topics as U.S. strategy, international law, world organization, and humanitarian intervention. Wertheim regularly writes about current events in Foreign Affairs, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. Prospect magazine named him one of “the world’s 50 top thinkers for the Covid-19 age.” He received a PhD in History from Columbia University in 2015, after which he held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton University and King’s College, University of Cambridge.