Hugh Liebert

2023-24 Visiting Fellow

Hugh Liebert is Professor of Political Science, Director of the West Point Graduate Scholarship Program, and Co-Director of the American Foundations minor at the United States Military Academy. A graduate of Harvard University (BA) and the University of Chicago (PhD), he has taught at West Point since 2011. Dr. Liebert is the author or editor of seven books, including Plutarch’s Politics (2016), which won the Delba Winthrop Award for Excellence in Political Science, and Gibbon’s Christianity (2022).

A specialist on the history of political thought, he has also written widely on American politics and foreign policy. He has co-edited Thinking Beyond Boundaries: Transnational Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy (2014), American Grand Strategy and the Future of U.S. Land Power (2014), and Executive Power in Theory and Practice (2012). His articles and essays have appeared in the Wall Street JournalTexas National Security ReviewThe PointClaremont Review of Books, and First Things. Dr. Liebert is currently working on several essays about Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and a book manuscript on localism in American political thought.