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Simon Miles, Assistant Professor  

Office Location: 130 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708-0312
Office Phone: (919) 613-9560
Email Address: simon.miles@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

    Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2017
    M.A., London School of Economics (UK), 2011
    B.A., University of Toronto (Canada), 2010

    Teaching (Fall 2017):

    • Polsci 562s.01, American grand strategy Synopsis
      Rubenstein 151, Tu 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

    Recent Publications

    1. Miles, S. "Envisioning D├ętente: The Johnson Administration and the October 1964 Khrushchev Ouster." Diplomatic History 40.4 (September, 2016): 722-749. [doi]
    2. Miles, S. "Carving a Diplomatic Niche?: The April 1956 Soviet Visit to Britain." Diplomacy and Statecraft 24.4 (December, 2013): 579-596. [doi]


    Simon Miles joined the faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy as an Assistant Professor in 2017. He is a diplomatic historian whose research focuses on US foreign policy and international security.

    His current book project explores the root causes of the peaceful conclusion of the Cold War using recently declassified archival materials from both sides of the Iron Curtain.

    At Duke, Simon teaches grand strategy and Cold War international history.

    Simon Miles