Harvey Klehr

Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus

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Mailing Address:

Department of Political Science

Emory University
1555 Dickey Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30322


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1971
  • B.A., Franklin & Marshall College


Specialization: Political Theory, Twentieth Century Political Ideologies.

Harvey Klehr received the Emory Williams Teaching Award (1983), Emory University Scholar-Teacher of the Year (1995) and the Thomas Jefferson Award (1999). His research interests center around American communism and Soviet espionage in America. His most recent publication is Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America. (Yale, 2009).  He served on the National Council on the Humanities from 2005-2011.  He was selected to give the Distinguished Faculty Lecture during Founders' Week in 2012.