Dan Reiter (born 29 September 1967, Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American political scientist. He is currently[when?] the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor at the Department of Political Science at Emory University.[1]


Reiter received his B.A. with honors in political science from Northwestern University in 1989 and his Ph.D in political science from the University of Michigan in 1994.[2] He was a John M. Olin postdoctoral fellow in national security at Harvard University from 1994 to 1995.[2][3]

Academic career

Reiter has had a number of articles published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the American Political Science Review and World Politics.[2] His book, How Wars End, was the recipient of a 2010 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association.[4]


Crucible of Beliefs: Learning, Alliances and World Wars (Cornell University Press, 1996)
Democracies at War (Princeton University Press, 2002)
Preventive War and Its Alternatives: The Lessons of History (Strategic Studies Institute, U.S., Army War College, 2006)
How Wars End (Princeton University Press, 2009)


  1. ^ Reiter, Dan. "How War Will End in Afghanistan -- Even if Conflict Does Not". Foreign Policy. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Dan Reiter APSA Candidate Statement". The American Political Science Association. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Dan Reiter". Emory University. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  4. ^ "APSA's 2010 Best Book Award, Conflict Processes Section, awarded to How Wars End". Princeton University Press. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2010.