Faculty

Marc Trachtenberg

PROFESSOR EMERITUS

Contact Information

Email    trachten@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  3258 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 267-1904
Marc Trachtenberg studies national security strategy, diplomatic history, and international relations. Prof. Trachtenberg has been Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, and the SSRC/MacArthur Foundation. His award-winning book, A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-1963 (Princeton University Press, 1999), explores the profound impact of nuclear weapons on the conduct of international relations during the Cold War, making extensive use of newly opened documentary archives in Europe and the United States. The Cold War and After: History, Theory, and the Logic of International Politics (Princeton UP, 2012) deals with such specific issues of that era as preventive war and international order. Professor Trachtenberg teaches courses on the history of international relations, international security, and historical research methods. His website provides extensive resources for obtaining and interpreting documentary evidence about the Cold War.

Degrees

University of California, Berkeley: A.B. (1966); M.A. (1967); Ph.D. (1974)

Fields of Study

International Relations

Previous Courses by Term

2015 Spring Quarter

International Relations Research Seminar

2015 Winter Quarter

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

International Relations Core Seminar II

2014 Spring Quarter

International Relations Research Seminar

2014 Winter Quarter

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

International Relations Core Seminar II

2013 Spring Quarter

International Relations Research Seminar

2013 Winter Quarter

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

International Relations Core Seminar II

2012 Spring Quarter

International Relations Research Seminar

2012 Winter Quarter

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

International Relations Core Seminar II

2011 Spring Quarter

International Relations Research Seminar

2011 Winter Quarter

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

International Relations Core Seminar II

2010 Spring Quarter

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

International Relations Research Seminar

2010 Winter Quarter

International Politics, 1815 to 1914

International Relations Core Seminar II

2009 Fall Quarter

International Relations Research Seminar

2009 Spring Quarter

International Relations Core Seminar II

2008 Fall Quarter

International Relations Research Seminar

2008 Spring Quarter

Foreign-Imposed Regime Change in Theoretical and Historical Perspective

International Relations Core Seminar II

2008 Winter Quarter

World Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy after September 11

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

2007 Fall Quarter

International Relations Research Seminar

2007 Spring Quarter

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

International Relations Core Seminar II

2007 Winter Quarter

World Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy after September 11

International Politics, 1815 to 1914

2006 Winter Quarter

World Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy after September 11

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

2005 Fall Quarter

International Relations Research Seminar

2005 Spring Quarter

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

International Relations Core Seminar II

2005 Winter Quarter

International Politics, 1815 to 1914

International Relations Core Seminar I

2004 Spring Quarter

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

Advanced International Relations Theory

2004 Winter Quarter

International Politics, 1815 to 1914

Seminar for Majors: International Relations

2003 Spring Quarter

World Politics

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

Workshop: National Security, Foreign Policy, and International Relations

2003 Winter Quarter

Workshop: National Security, Foreign Policy, and International Relations

Selected Topics in International Relations

2002 Spring Quarter

International Politics, 1914 to the Present

Seminar for Majors: International Relations

2002 Winter Quarter

World Politics

2001 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in International Relations

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 220C
International Relations Research Seminar

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 138B
International Politics, 1914 to the Present

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 220B
International Relations Core Seminar II

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 138A
International Politics, 1815 to 1914

2010 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 98T
Foreign-Imposed Regime Change in Theoretical and Historical Perspective

2008 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 120B
World Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy after September 11

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 220A
International Relations Core Seminar I

2005 Winter Quarter

POL SCI C221
Advanced International Relations Theory

2004 Spring Quarter

POL SCI C197B
Seminar for Majors: International Relations

2004 Winter Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 234C
Workshop: National Security, Foreign Policy, and International Relations

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 20
World Politics

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 234B
Workshop: National Security, Foreign Policy, and International Relations

2003 Winter Quarter

POL SCI C239
Selected Topics in International Relations

2003 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 139D
Special Studies in International Relations

2001 Winter Quarter