Grand strategy is a perennial of modern thinking about foriegn affairs. But it is a misleading concept, one which masks the indeterminate nature of politics, the role of contingency in human affairs, and above all, the influence of individual statesmen making decisions.
Eliot Cohen is a renowned scholar, preeminent military strategist and national security expert. He is the Robert E. Osgood Professor and Executive Dean at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He directs the strategic studies program at (SAIS) and the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, which he founded.
The Paul Y. Hammond Lecture is held in honor of retired national security policy expert Paul Y. Hammond, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).
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Wednesday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.