Henry Farrell

Henry Farrell
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Monroe Hall 404
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Areas of Expertise

European Union and European integration, e-commerce, politics and blogs.

Henry Farrell is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He has previously been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, assistant professor at George Washington University and the University of Toronto, and a senior research fellow at the Max-Planck Project Group in Bonn, Germany. He works on a variety of topics, including democracy, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy. His first book, The Political Economy of Trust: Interests, Institutions and Inter-Firm Cooperation, was published in 2008 by Cambridge University Press, and his second (with Abraham Newman) Of Privacy and Power: The Transatlantic Fight over Freedom and Security, was recently published by Princeton University Press. In addition he has authored or co-authored 34 academic articles, and numerous book chapters for edited volumes.

He is a co-founder of the popular academic blog Crooked Timber, and also blogs at The Monkey Cage, which is currently hosted at the Washington Post and winner of the 2010 The Week award for Best Blog. He has written articles for publications including Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Democracy, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, The Boston Review, The American Interest, Aeon, New Scientist, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Times Higher Education, and the Australian Academic Supplement among others. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-resident senior fellow and associated researcher at the Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers Security and Defense Hub, an international correspondent for Stato e Mercato, co-chair of the Social Science Research Council’s Digital Culture initiative, and an affiliated scholar at Stanford University Law School’s Center for the Internet and Society.


Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2000



Professor Farrell has published in journals including International Organization, Comparative Political Studies, Governance, and Politics and Society.

Classes Taught

International Affairs Cornerstone