Affiliated Scholar

Anatoly (Tolya) Levshin is an Associate Research Scholar with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. In addition to his regular work with the Reimagining World Order community, which includes organizing its annual conferences, monthly colloquia, workshops as well as assisting in teaching the new “Theories of World Order” seminar, Anatoly co-hosts its eponymous feature podcast. He is currently writing his first book, tentatively entitled The Quest for Collective Security: the League of Nations, United Nations, and the Statecraft of Multilateral Pacification. In July 2021, he defended his dissertation under the supervision of G. John Ikenberry (chair), Gary J. Bass, and Aaron L. Friedberg, with Marc Ratkovic serving as his fourth reader — also at Princeton.

Anatoly has substantial training in international relations theory, global history, especially interwar history, modern political thought, and quantitative analysis. His research explores the changing logics of interstate conflict and cooperation under evolving violence interdependence. His work has been supported by, among others, the Josephine de Karman Trust, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Government of Alberta as well as by Princeton’s University Center for Human Values, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Center for International Security Studies jointly with the Bradley Foundation.

Before coming to Princeton, Anatoly studied at the University of Oxford (M.Phil. in International Relations, 2013) and Queen’s University (B.A. (Hons.) in Political Studies, 2011) in Canada.