"Nuts and Bolts of Grand Strategy" subject of talk by Paul Kennedy, Feb. 18
Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University and Director of International Security Studies (ISS), will present a public lecture titled "The Nuts and Bolts of Grand Strategy" at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
In addition to his role at the history department at Yale, Kennedy is the Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy, coordinates the John M. Olin Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Military History and Strategy and is responsible for the ISS programs funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation. He is known for his writings and commentaries on global political, economic, and strategic issues.
He is a former Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, and of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn. He holds many honorary degrees, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 2000 for services to History and elected a Fellow of the British Academy in June 2003.
Kennedy is on the editorial board of numerous scholarly journals and writes for The New York Times, The Atlantic, and many foreign-language newspapers and magazines. His monthly column on current global issues is distributed worldwide by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media Services.
He is the author or editor of nineteen books, including “The Rise of the Anglo-German Antagonism,” “The War Plans of the Great Powers,” “The Realities Behind Diplomacy,” and “Preparing for the Twenty-First Century.” His best-known work is “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers” (Random House), which provoked an intense debate on its publication in 1988 and has been translated into over twenty languages.
In 1991, he edited a collection entitled “Grand Strategies in War and Peace.” He helped draft the Ford Foundation-sponsored report issued in 1995, The United Nations in Its Second Half-Century, which was prepared for the fiftieth anniversary of the UN. His latest book, “The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present and Future of the United Nations,” was published in Summer 2006 by Random House.
This event is cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for International Security Studies. It is free and open to the public.