Chair Holders

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    Barry Posen The author of three books, including “Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy” (2014), “Inadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks” (1991), and the award-winning “The Sources of Military Doctrine” (1984), Posen is currently the Ford International Professor of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and director of the MIT Security Studies […]
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    Bruce W. Jentleson An accomplished American foreign policy scholar and former senior advisor at the U.S. State Department, Jentleson is a professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and a professor of political science. At the Library of Congress he will spend nine months completing his forthcoming book, “Transformational Statesmanship: Difficult, Possible, Necessary,” which examines 20th […]
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    Bradford Lee An accomplished scholar of foreign policy, military strategy, and international relations, Lee is Emeritus Philip A. Crowl Professor of Comparative Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College. As a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center he spent six months researching an ambitious book project examining the results and costs of American military intervention in the 20th […]
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    John Bew Historian John Bew is the thirteenth chairholder of the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Kluge Center. Named one of the most exciting young historians in Britain by the Sunday Telegraph, Bew is a Reader in History and Foreign Policy at the War Studies Department at King’s College London […]
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    William I. Hitchcock A professor of history at the University of Virginia and a senior scholar at the Miller Center for Public Policy, Hitchcock has written widely on Cold War trans-Atlantic relations and European international affairs in the post-World War II era. At the Library of Congress he researched his book, “The Age of Eisenhower: America and the […]
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    Alexander Evans A counselor in the British diplomatic service, former senior adviser to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and then to Ambassador Marc Grossman, and the U.S. special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Evans has published widely on South Asia, international security and the nature of policy advice. At the Library of Congress he researched Pakistan’s strategic […]
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    Benjamin Fordham Professor and chair of Binghamton University’s Political Science Department, Fordham has published numerous articles on the role of domestic economic performance in decisions to use military force abroad, the effect of party differences on policy choices about the use of force and the allocation of the military budget in the United States, and on the […]
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    C. Raja Mohan Professor of South Asian studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and leading Indian foreign-policy analyst. At the Library of Congress, Mohan researched the evolution of India’s grand foreign policy strategy and its growing security cooperation with the United States. News Releases “C. Raja Mohan Named the Henry Alfred […]
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    W. R. Smyser Adjunct professor in the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University, and expert on the economy and politics of Europe and on global humanitarian matters. At the Library of Congress, Smyser conducted studies on diplomacy. News Releases “W.R. Smyser Named as the Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in the John W. Kluge Center at […]
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    Ambassador Teresita C. Schaffer Former Ambassador and expert on economic, political, security and risk management trends in India and Pakistan, as well as on the region that extends from Afghanistan through Bangladesh. At the Library, Ambassador Schaffer researched the likely evolution of the relationship between India and the United States. Panels “India and the United States: Reinventing Partnership”
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    Charles A. Kupchan Professor in the School of Foreign Service and in the Government Department at Georgetown University, at the Library of Congress, Kupchan examined the impact of political partisanship on United States engagement in global affairs News Releases “Charles Kupchan Named Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar” Lectures “No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming […]
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    James M. Goldgeier Professor of political science and director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. At the Library, Goldgeier examined the growing division between the European Union, NATO, and the former Soviet Union News Releases “James M. Goldgeier Named Henry […]
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    Melvyn P. Leffler Dean of the faculty of arts and sciences and Edward Stettinius Professor of American History at the University of Virginia and a leading authority on modern U.S. foreign relations. At the Library, Leffler analyzed efforts by policymakers in Washington and Moscow to reduce the confrontational nature of the Cold War. News Releases “Melvyn P. Leffler […]
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    Lanxin Xiang Professor of international history and politics at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales in Geneva, Switzerland. At the Library, Xiang analyzed American assumptions about the need to democratize China. News Releases “Xiang Lanxin Named Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations” Lectures “The Ideological Context of U.S.-China Relations”
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    Klaus Larres Author and editor of several books including “Churchill’s Cold War: The Politics of Personal Diplomacy,” “The Cold War: Essential Readings,” and “Uneasy Allies: British-German Relations and European Integration since 1945.” At the Library of Congress, Larres researched the United States and the ‘Unity of Europe’: a comparative analysis of American policy-making and European integration in […]
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    Aaron L. Friedberg Princeton professor appointed on April 27, 2001 as the first Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar. His residence, which began in September 2001, inaugurated the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress. At the Library of Congress he researched the rise of Asia and its implications for America. News […]