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David Mayers

David Mayers, American political science professor, department chairman, history professor. Board trustees Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.


  • Mayers, David was born on November 30, 1951 in El Paso, Texas, United States. Son of Eugene David and Odette Margaret Julliette (Gilchriest) Mayers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1974. Postgraduate, Oxford University, England, 1975. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1976.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1979.


    • Faculty Kenyon College, 1979-1980, University California, Santa Cruz, 1980-1988. Professor political science and history Boston University, since 1989, since 1999, director undergraduate studies political science, 1991-1998, director graduate studies political science, 1998-2000, chairman department political science, 2001—2007. Lecturer in field; active various professional conferences.

      Member numerous professional panels.


    • Cracking the Monolith: U.S. Policy Against the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1949-1955 (Political traditions in foreign policy series)
    • Does the Scientist create Science f Professor Bados of Budapest in his report to the Hungarian Academy of Science on the award to Poincar of the Bolyai prize of ten thousand crowns speaking of him as at the present moment unquestionably the most powerful investigator in the domain of mathematics and mathematical physics recognizes in him the intuitive genius drawing the inspiration for his wide-reaching researches from the exhaustless fountain of geometric and physical intuition yet working this inspiration out in detail with marvelous logical keenness.
    • Author: Cracking the Monolith: United States Policy against the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1949-1955, 1986, Reevaluating Eisenhower. American Foreign Policy in the 1950s, 1987, George Kennan and the Dilemmas of United States Foreign Policy, 1988, The Ambassadors and America's Soviet Policy, 1995 (Book prize The American Academy Diplomacy 1995), Wars and Peace: The Future Americans Envisioned, 1861-1991, 1998, Dissenting Voices in America's Rise to Power, 2007. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Party affiliation: episcopalian. Democrat.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Board trustees Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.



    Tennis, swimming, camping, skiing, sailing.


    • Married Elizabeth Kirkland Jones, December 4, 1982. 1 child, Peter.
    • father: Eugene David Mayers
    • mother: Odette Margaret Julliette (Gilchriest) Mayers
    • spouse: Elizabeth Kirkland Jones
    • child: Peter Mayers
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    Born November 30, 1951
    (age 65)
    • 1974
      Oberlin College
    • 1975
      Oxford University
    • 1976
      University Chicago
    • 1979
      University Chicago
    • 1979 - 1980
      Faculty Kenyon College
    • 1980 - 1988
      Faculty Kenyon College
      Santa Cruz, Argentina
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