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. He has published widely in international relations theory and international political economy. Lake's most recent book is Hierarchy in International Relations (2009). In addition to more than seventy scholarly articles and chapters, he is the author of Power, Protection, and Free Trade: International Sources of U.S. Commercial Strategy, 1887-1939 (1988) and Entangling Relations: American Foreign Policy in its Century (1999) and co-editor of eight volumes including Governance in a Global Economy: Political Authority in Transition (2003) and Delegation and Agency in International Organizations (2006). He is also a co-author of a comprehensive new textbook on World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions (2009).

Lake has served as research director for international relations at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (1992‒1996 and 2000‒2001), co-editor of the journal International Organization (1997‒2001), chair of UCSD’s Political Science department (2000‒2004), and associate dean of social sciences at UCSD (2006‒present). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006 and was a 2008-2009 fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 1984 and taught at UCLA from 1983 to 1992.

International relations, international political economy

Steering Committee chair, past

Research Director for International Relations, 1992‒1996 and 2000‒2001