The College of Liberal Arts at Temple University

CONSORTIUM ON GRAND STRATEGY

The Consortium on Grand Strategy (CGS) was launched in Autumn 2009 as a joint venture between CENFAD and the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and generously supported by Mr. Roger Hertog. CGS events, which feature keynote presentations by some of the best-established scholars of Grand Strategy, also include lively and informative discussion between the speakers and the expert audience.

Some of the CGS speeches have been summarized in a special newsletter, The Telegram. When available, links will appear beneath the name of the speakers below.

Speakers for 2011-2012

Harold James

“Economic History and Grand Strategy”

Monday, September 19, 2011

HAROLD JAMES

Director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University

   
Michael J. Green

“U.S. Grand Strategy in East Asia”

Monday, November 28, 2011

MICHAEL GREEN

Brookings Institution

Senior Advisor and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

   
Cori Dauber

“The New Media and Grand Strategy”

Monday, January 23, 2012

CORI DAUBER

Visiting Research Scholar, Strategic Studies Institute, USAWC

Associate Professor Rhetorical Studies, UNC

   
Eliot Cohen

“The Great Warpath: From Albany to Montreal - Two Centuries of Battles that Made the American Way of War”

Thursday, February 16, 2012

ELIOT COHEN

Professor and Director of the Strategic Studies Program, SAIS/Johns Hopkins University

   
P.J. Crowley

“Public Diplomacy and Grand Strategy”

Monday, March 12, 2012

P.J. CROWLEY

Omar Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership, USAWC

   

“Is the U.S. Constitution a Grand Strategy?”

Monday, April 23, 2012

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD

The American Interest

Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities, Bard College

 

Jackie Newmyer Deal

“Politics, Culture, and Strategy: China and Persia”

Monday, May 14, 2012

JACKIE NEWMYER DEAL

Senior Fellow, FPRI

President and CEO of Long Term Strategy Group

 

Speakers for 2010-2011

 

Sicherman Harvey

 

“The Grand Strategy of Bush 41”

Monday, October 25, 2010

HARVEY SICHERMAN

President and Director, Foreign Policy Research Institute

 

 

 

“Intelligence and Grand Strategy”

Monday, November 8, 2010

TOM FINGAR

Oksenberg/Rohlen Distinguished Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University

 

 

 

“War Termination, Generalship, and Vietnam”

Monday, December 6, 2010

GIAN GENTILE

Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

 

 

Kurth Cronin_Audrey

 

“Terrorism and Grand Strategy”

Monday, February 7, 2011

AUDREY KURTH CRONIN

Professor of strategy, National Defense University

 

 

 

“Does the United States Need a Grand Strategy toward Russia?  Lessons from the Past”

Monday, March 14, 2011

JACK MATLOCK

School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Former U.S.  Ambassador to the Soviet Union

 

 

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“Economics and Grand Strategy”

Monday, April 4, 2011

DANIEL DREZNER

Professor of International Politics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

 

Speakers for 2009-2010

 

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“What is Grand Strategy?”

 

Thursday, September 10, 2009

JOHN LEWIS GADDIS

Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military & Naval History and Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, Yale University

 

 

Walter A. McDougall

“Can America Do Grand Strategy?

 

Thursday, October 8, 2009

WALTER A. McDOUGALL

Senior Fellow, FPRI and Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

 

 

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“Afghanistan and American Grand Strategy”

 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

JOHN NAGL

President, Center for a New American Security

John Nagl's comments are available online at FPRI by clicking here.

 

 

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“Rethinking the Cold War”

 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

MELVYN LEFFLER

Edward Stettinius Professor of History, University of Virginia

 

 

“How “Grand” Was Allied Grand Strategy in WWII?”

 

Thursday, March 19, 2010

TAMI DAVIS BIDDLE

Professor of National Security Policy & Military History, U.S. Army War College

 

 

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Woodrow Wilson and the Paradoxes of Wilsonian Internationalism”

 

Monday, April 26, 2010

ROBERT KAGAN

Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace