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Andrew Johns

Constitutional Government Fellow

Andrew L. Johns is a Professor of History at Brigham Young University. He also is a part of BYU’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2000. His research focuses on US foreign relations and political history during the Cold War, with a particular interest in the presidency, the relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy, and the constitutional “invitation to struggle” between the executive and legislative branches. He also previously worked in the Office of the Historian in the US Department of State and taught at Gonzaga University and several universities in Southern California. He is the author and/or editor of six books. In addition to his scholarship, Dr. Johns has served as editor of an academic journal and book series. He has held elected office for multiple societies/associations of history and foreign relations and is the founding donor for the PCB-AHA’s Tonous and Warda Johns Family Book Award.