Jussi Hanhimäki


Professor, International History and Politics
Chair of the Department of International History and Politics
Spoken languages
English, French, Finnish
Areas of expertise
  • Cold War
  • Foreign policies
  • History of international relations
  • Immigrants, refugees, diasporas
  • International organisations, UN
  • NATO and alliance relations
  • Transatlantic relations
  • US Foreign Policy
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • North America
  • Western and Central Europe



PhD, Boston University
Faculty member since 2000, Professor Hanhimäki was previously a Lecturer at the London School of Economics. From 2002 to 2003, he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars (Washington, DC) and is the recipient of the 2002 Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He was elected Finland Distinguished Professor in 2006. His main research interests include American foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and the international history of the Cold War.


Selected publications



  • Visiting Professor, LSE IDEAS (2018)
  • Finland Distinguished Professor, Academy of Finland (2007-2011)
  • Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC (2002-2003)
  • Winner of the Bernath Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (2002)
  • Editor, Cold War History (since 2000)
Jussi Hanhimäki
Jussi Hanhimäki

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