Special Lecture – Wed Oct 28, JOHN MAURER on Churchill’s Grand Strategy

October 28, 2015


Professor John H. Maurer is the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy and served as the Chair of the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Yale University and holds an M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is the author or editor of books examining the outbreak of the First World War, military interventions in the developing world, naval rivalries and arms control between the two world wars, and a study about Winston Churchill’s views on British foreign policy and grand strategy. He also serves as a senior research fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, on the Editorial Board of Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, the Academic Board of Advisers of the Churchill Centre, and Associate Editor of Diplomacy and Statecraft. He served on the Secretary of the Navy’s advisory committee on naval history. In recognition for his service and contribution to professional military education, he has received both the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Superior Civilian Service Award. At the Naval War College, he teaches a special advanced class on sea power and grand strategy, and a popular elective course on Winston Churchill as a statesman, strategist, politician, soldier, and war leader.