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Jacqueline Hazelton Joins the Belfer Center as Executive Editor of International Security

| Mar. 01, 2022

Jill Hazelton against an orange background.

Cambridge, MA – Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs welcomes Jacqueline (Jill) Hazelton as the new Executive Editor of the journal International Security. Hazelton, the Journal’s first female Executive Editor, joins the Center from the Naval War College, where she was Associate Professor in the Department of Strategy and Policy.

“Jill will be a great addition to our team,” said Steven Miller, International Security Editor-in-Chief. “She is devoted to the mission of the Journal and I am confident she will continue its long tradition of excellence. International Security will be in good hands.”

Stephen Walt, co-chair of International Security’s editorial board, said, “Jill will bring energy, enthusiasm, insight, and experience to the job of Executive Editor. Like all her predecessors, she is deeply committed to publishing the very best peer-reviewed scholarship in the field. I’m delighted to welcome her aboard.”

“Jill is smart, has a broad feel for the field of international security, and extensive editorial experience,” said Hazelton’s mentor and dissertation advisor, Robert Art, the Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations, emeritus, at Brandeis University. “She’s very capable and will do a great job.”

At the Naval War College, Hazelton taught strategy and policy to U.S. and international military officers and their civilian equivalents. Her courses for officers focused on understanding the political effects of military force and how to translate military strategy into desired policy outcomes. Her research ranges from grand strategy, great power military intervention, and U.S. foreign and military policy to counterinsurgency, terrorism, and the uses of military power. She recently published Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare and is working on a manuscript about great powers and military interventions.

Prior to her teaching appointment at the Naval War College, Hazelton was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester and a research fellow with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program. Earlier experience included a stint as an international journalist with the Associated Press where she analyzed and reported on world events from Tokyo to Kabul, and covered U.S. news as well. She received her M.A. from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. from Brandeis University’s Department of Politics. She is an affiliate of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

“It is an honor and a pleasure to take the reins at International Security, the leading journal for security studies,” Hazelton said. “International Security is known for presenting diverse methods, questions, and approaches. It is also known for its dedication to exploring the policy implications of scholarship. I look forward to continuing International Security’s unique and valuable role in academic publishing with IS’s powerhouse team.”

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