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24.11.2020

Challenges in international security: Introduction to grand strategy

Listen to Hal Brands' talk about his current research on grand strategy.

The United States and the Western world no longer enjoy the unchallenged primacy and margin of security they possessed during the post-Cold War era. They will need a smart, disciplined grand strategy to navigate the dangerous world ahead. But grand strategy is one of the most polarising and least understood concepts in the foreign policy lexicon. Getting grand strategy right in the real world first requires getting grand strategy right as a concept.

On November 19, 2020, Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), gave a presentation on his recent research on grand strategy. The event was chaired by Marina Henke, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School. It was part of the new speaker series "Challenges in international security" hosted by the Centre for International Security.

You missed the event and would like to hear what Hal Brands said? Listen to the recording: 


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More about the chair

  • Marina Henke , Professor of International Relations | Director, Centre for International Security