Stephen Walt

1955 - Today

Photo of Stephen Walt

Icon of person Stephen Walt

Stephen Martin Walt (born July 2, 1955) is an American professor of international affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He belongs to the realist school of international relations. He made important contributions to the theory of defensive neorealism and has authored the balance of threat theory. Books that he has authored or coauthored include Origins of Alliances, Revolution and War, and The Israel Lobby and U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Walt has received more than 252,699 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Stephen Walt is the 1,078th most popular philosopher (down from 996th in 2019), the 11,421st most popular biography from United States (down from 9,365th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular American Philosopher.

Memorability Metrics

  • 250k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 51.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Stephen Walts by language


Among philosophers, Stephen Walt ranks 1,078 out of 1,089. Before him are Richard Crashaw, Walter Kaufmann, R. C. Sproul, Will Kymlicka, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and N. T. Wright. After him are Alexander Tarasov, Christine Korsgaard, Colin McGinn, William A. Dembski, Michel Weber, and Taraneh Javanbakht.

Most Popular Philosophers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1955, Stephen Walt ranks 472Before him are Steve Sumner, Steve Roach, David Axelrod, Patrizio Sala, Tony Miles, and Stephen Robinson. After him are Michael O'Keefe, Ulrika Knape, Manohar Parrikar, Beto Almeida, Serge Vohor, and James Edwards.

Others Born in 1955

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Stephen Walt ranks 11,421 out of 15,968. Before him are Lot M. Morrill (1813), Sinitta (1968), Samuel Chase (1741), Liz Cheney (1966), Mike Bantom (1951), and Jim Wetherbee (1952). After him are Jad Fair (1954), Michael O'Keefe (1955), Maxine Waters (1938), Elizabeth Lail (1992), Tucker Carlson (1969), and Shelley Fabares (1944).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Stephen Walt ranks 73Before him are Stanley Fish (1938), C. I. Lewis (1883), Peter Kreeft (1937), Cornel West (1953), Patricia Hill Collins (1948), and R. C. Sproul (1939). After him are Christine Korsgaard (1952) and William A. Dembski (1960).

Twitter Activity