In the final week of the Political Studies Program, fellows will turn to the study of America and the world.

One seminar will explore a classic international relations text—Thucydides’ The Peloponnesian War—and the important, and even unusual, insights into strategy it provides us in the present day. The second will explore the concept of grand strategy in American foreign policy, with a focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the United States in the contemporary era.

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Jakub Grygiel on Caesar Augustus' foreign policy lessons


Colin Dueck

Colin Dueck is a professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He has worked as a foreign policy adviser on Republican presidential campaigns, and acted as a consultant for the State and Defense Departments and the National Security Council.

Jakub Grygiel

Jakub Grygiel is an Associate Professor at the Catholic University of America. From 2017–18, he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State. His most recent book is Return of the Barbarians: Confronting Non-State Actors from Ancient Rome to the Present.

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