Princeton University


Julian E. Zelizer has been one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history. He is the author of Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945-1975 (1998), On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and its Consequences, 1948-2000 (2004), Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism (2010), Jimmy Carter (2010), and Conservatives in Power: The Reagan Years, 1981-1989 (2010) and Governing America: The Revival of Political History. In addition to his scholarly articles and book chapters, Zelizer is a frequent commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics. He has published over four hundred op-eds, including his weekly column on CNN.Com. The History News Network named Professor Zelizer as one of the top young historians in the country. He has received fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation.

Recent Media

News Columns


Professor Zelizer speaks with CSPAN about his new book: The Great Society

Julian Zelizer


Julian Zelizer- Ted East


Speaking Engagements

  • February 18, 2014: Woodrow Wilson School-Conversation with Scott Berg
  • February 23, 2014: Princeton University, Hamentasen-Latke Debate
  • April 9, 2014: Woodrow Wilson School, Forum on Alpha House
  • April 10, 2014: OAH, Atlanta, Georgia
  • April 17, 2014: Center for Jewish Life, Princeton, Discussion about Privacy
  • April 25, 2014: Cambridge, England