Professor Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science
Menon was awarded the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching (at Vanderbilt University) and the Eleanor and Joseph F. Libsch Award for Distinguished Research and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (at Lehigh University). He was selected as a Carnegie Scholar (2002-2003) and has also received fellowships and grants from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Rockefeller Foundation, the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the US Institute of Peace. Menon has written more than 50 opinion pieces and essays for the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, and Washingtonpost.com. He has appeared as a commentator on National Public Radio, ABC, CNN, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and World Focus (PBS).
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979.
1) Books: i) Ukraine in Conflict: The Unwinding of the Cold War Post-Cold War Order (MIT Press, 2015, coauthored with Eugene B. Rumer); ii) Humanitarian Intervention: A Critical Appraisal (working title), being written under contract to Oxford University Press;
2) Grants: $620,000 from the Carnegie Corporations for 2014-2016 (Co-PI: Jack Snyder, Columbia University) to direct a multinational research team to explore the dynamics of great power competition, conflict, and cooperation in "buffer zones," with Ukraine and its environs and Afghanistan and its surrounding regions as the cases anchoring a theoretically oriented project that employs collective action theory, the security dilemma, and principal-agent theory, among others.