The Impossible Presidency, January 2018


The Impossible Presidency, November 2017

Leadership, History, and the Presidency, November 2017

The Impossible Presidency, 18 September 2017

The Evolution of the American Presidency, 25 August 2017

C-SPAN Washington Journal (25 August 2017).

(Mis)Managing the North Korea Crisis, 10 August 2017

The Battle Over Confederate Monuments, 28 June 2017

President Trump’s Self-Defeating Responses to James Comey’s Testimony, 9 June 2017

Analysis of James Comey’s Senate Testimony and Next Steps in the Investigation of Russian Electoral Interference, 8 June 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate Testimony and Teaching US History, 8 June 2017

The Terrorist Attacks in London and U.S. Policy, 5 June 2017

America’s Changing Relations with Foreign Allies, 31 May 2017

The Politics of Choosing a New FBI Director, 14 May 2017

The Fallout From President Trump’s Firing of FBI Director Comey and the Future of American Democracy, 10 May 2017

FBI Director Comey’s Firing and President Trump’s Russia Cover-Up, 9 May 2017

Pres. Trump’s First Two Weeks of Reckless Policy, 6 Feb 2017

Protecting Separation of Church and State in Politics, 3 Feb 2017

National Security in a Trump Presidency, with Eliot Cohen

American Forum, Miller Center, PBS Television, 11 January 2017

Trump’s Inauguration and the Meaning of the Boycotts, 17 Jan 2017

Teaching History, Leadership, and Policy

Security versus Freedom: How Terrorist Attacks Impact Local Government, 19 December 2016

Women Hope to Shatter Glass Ceilings Following Election

Spectrum News

Elections and Terrorist Threats, 7 November 2016

Why Our Elections are NOT “Rigged,” 23 October 2016

Third Parties, Past and Present, 11 October 2016

Time Warner Cable News.

Preparing for the First Presidential Debate, 25 September 2016

Gender and the Presidential Election, 25 September 2016

Time Warner Cable News

Legacies of the Sept. 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

15th Anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

Party Realignment and the Implosion of the Republicans, 19 August 2016

Political Instability and Violence in Nice and Ankara, 15 July 2016

The Legacy of Elie Wiesel, 4 July 2016

Time Warner Cable News.

The British vote to the Leave the European Union, and its Global Implications, 24 June 2016

Responding to the Terrorist Attack in Brussels, 23 March 2016

Time Warner Cable News.

Countering Threats from North Korea, 7 March 2016

The National Security Debate in the United States Today,

20 January 2016

Relations with Iran After the Nuclear Accord and the Hostage Release, 19 January 2016

Responding to the North Korean Nuclear Threat, 10 January 2016

American Responses to Syrian Refugees and ISIS, 25 November 2015

Capital Tonight

Understanding the Paris Terror Attacks, 16 November 2015

The Evolution of Diplomacy and U.S. Foreign Policy, November 2015

Texas State University, Department of History and Center for International Studies

Reinventing Diplomacy (with Robert Hutchings), October 2015

Why I Love Teaching History, August 2015

Senior Fellow from UT Austin CTL on Vimeo.

Assessing the Iran Nuclear Deal, KVUE ABC News, 19 August 2015

The History of American Higher Education and the Future of Universities, 21 July 2014

The Rise of American Power in the 1890s

C-SPAN (12 February 2015)


ABC KVUE News segment: “Experts Weigh Freedom of Speech Against Religious Tolerance”

News Story and Video (4 May 2015)

ABC KVUE News on U.S.-Russian Relations and the Legacies of the Cold War

“State of Affairs” (10 January 2015)

Council on Foreign Relations symposium on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 4 November 2014  (with Graham Allison, William Taubman, and Gideon Rose)

CNN report on US prisons in Iraq and the rise of current terrorist threats, 13 October 2014

CNN Video

Becoming a Change Agent in a Complex and Uncertain World, February 2014

TED Talk, “How We Can Use History to Build a Better World,” December 2012


TV News Interview about the Crisis in Syria, 10 September 2013


“Why We Should Dream Big,” May 2012

“Improving our Foreign Policy,” May 2012

“Lessons from the Greatest Generation,” May 2012

“Game Changers” Interview, March 2012

Keynote lecture on Arms Control in the 1970s and Contemporary Legacies, Williams College, 3 March 2012 (co-sponsored by the U.S. State Department)


Global Brief Interview

2 February 2012 Click here for video.


24 October 2011 Click here for video.

Analysis of the “Occupy Wall Street” Movement

Bloomberg TV, 15 November 2011 Click here for video.

What are the real lessons from the Vietnam War?

St. Norbert College
Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May 2010
Click here to view lecture.

Interdisciplinary Research, Global Health, and the Future of the Public University

Showcase 2010 Public Discussion, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of nine books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. Professor Suri's research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media. Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs.