Mary Elise Sarotte is the inaugural holder of the Kravis Chair at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. She is the author, among other works, of Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate; The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall; and 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe. Her books have been named Economist and Financial Times Books of the Year, along with receiving other awards and commendations.
Sarotte earned her AB at Harvard University and her Ph.D. at Yale University. After graduate school, she served as a White House Fellow and subsequently joined the faculty of the University of Cambridge. Sarotte received tenure at Cambridge in 2004 before ultimately returning to the United States to teach at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Sarotte is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former Humboldt Scholar, and a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).
Books in order of publication:
Dealing with the Devil: East Germany, Detente, and Ostpolitik, 1969-1973 – 2001
German Military Reform and European Security – 2001
1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe – 2009
The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall – 2014
Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate – 2021