A native of Argentina, Alex Roberto Hybel's research and teaching interests are in international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. foreign policy decision-making, democracy, and Latin American politics. He is Susan Eckert Lynch '62 Professor Emeritus of Government and International Relation, Connecticut College, and author of the books US Foreign Policy Decision-Making From Truman to Kennedy (2014) and US Foreign Policy Decision-Making From Kennedy to Obama (2014). He co-authored several of the chapters in both books with eight present and former students.
Hybel's previous books are: The Power of Ideology: From the Roman Empire to Al-Qaeda (2009); The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein: Deciding on Conflict (co-authored with Justin Kaufman '04) (2006); Made by the U.S.A. - The International System(2001); Power Over Rationality (1993); How Leaders Reason: U.S. Intervention in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America (1990); and The Logic of Surprise in International Conflict (1986).