Professor Benjamin Valentino

Dartmouth College Government Department

Benjamin A. Valentino is an Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College and an expert in the fields of political violence and genocide.

His book, Final Solutions: Mass Killing and Genocide in the 20th Century, received the Edgar S. Furniss Book Award, an annual award given to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security. In the past, he has served as a consultant to multiple government agencies and non-government organizations, developing early warning models for genocide and mass killing. His current research interests include American foreign policy, national security policy, theories of international relations, and the Nuclear Age.

Valentino received his B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and his Ph.D., also in Political Science, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Selected Publications:
• “A Victory, But Little Is Gained,” Op-Ed with D. G. Press, New York Times, (November 17, 2004) A29.
• “Final Solutions, Further Questions: A Symposium on Final Solutions, by Benjamin Valentino,” Security Studies, 13:3 (Spring 2004) 204-218.
• “Draining the Sea: Mass Killing and Guerilla Warfare,” with P. Huth and D. Balch-Lindsay, International Organization, 58:2 (Spring 2004) 375-407.
• “Still Standing By: Why America and the International Community Fail to Prevent Genocide and Mass Killing,” Perspectives on Politics, 1:3 (September 2003) 565-576.