War Studies Program
Learn the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces.
What shapes the relationships among nations? How has America influenced the international order? Is American power and influence growing or declining? This seminar will address the nature of the world order and America’s role in shaping it.
Robert Kagan on the U.S. and the liberal world order
Robert Kagan is a senior fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He is a contributing columnist at The Washington Post. His most recent book is The New York Times bestseller, The World America Made.
Robert Kagan is a Senior Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. He served in the State Department from 1984 to 1988 as a member of the policy planning staff, as principal speechwriter for Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and as deputy for policy in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.
Dr. Kagan is listed by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world’s “Top 100 Public Global Thinkers.” He writes a monthly column on world affairs for The Washington Post, and is a contributing editor at both The Weekly Standard and The New Republic. His most recent book is The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World. His previous books include The World America Made, The Return of History and the End of Dreams, Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century, Of Paradise and Power, and A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990.
Dr. Kagan also serves as a member of the Secretary of State’s foreign affairs policy board and is co-chairman of the bipartisan Working Group on Egypt. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and holds a Ph.D. in American History from American University.
Explore the ways nuclear weapons have transformed the world we inhabit today.
Examine U.S.-Russia relations since the end of the Cold War, with a view toward exploring where to go from here.
Explore the implications of China’s global rise for U.S. primacy and the liberal international order.
Examine how U.S. grand strategy has evolved since the founding of the republic.
James M. Dubik
LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.) is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War and a Professor at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. General Dubik has extensive operational experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Bosnia, Haiti, Panama, and in many NATO countries.
Eric S. Edelman is a Counselor at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and the Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins. He has served as U.S. ambassador to the Republics of Finland and Turkey.
Vance Serchuk is Executive Director of the KKR Global Institute and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Serchuk served for six years as the senior national security advisor to Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut).
Daniel Blumenthal is the Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations. Mr. Blumenthal has both served in and advised the U.S. government on China issues for over a decade.
Aaron L. Friedberg is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-director of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center for International Security Studies. Dr. Friedberg served as Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs in the office of the Vice President.
Jakub J. 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.