David M. Edelstein is Associate Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University. In addition, he is a core faculty member in Georgetown’s Security Studies Program and Center for Peace and Security Studies. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Colgate University. His research and teaching focus on international security, international relations theory, and U.S. foreign policy. Prior to arriving at Georgetown, he was a pre-doctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. During the 2008-09 academic year, he was a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. His first book was entitled Occupational Hazards: Success and Failure in Military Occupation (Cornell University Press, 2008). He has recently published his second book, Over the Horizon: Time, Uncertainty, and the Rise of Great Powers (Cornell University Press, 2017). In addition, his research has been published in journals such as International Security, Security Studies, and Survival.