The lecture “American Grand Strategy: From Bush to Clinton, to Bush, to Obama” will be delivered by Dr. Peter D. Feaver Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium. A reception will follow the lecture in the Atrium. It is part of the the CLS “International Crises 2012: Drugs, War, and Money” series.
Dr. Peter D. Feaver is a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University. He is director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) and also director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS). From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on leave to be Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House, where his responsibilities included the national security strategy, regional strategy reviews and other political-military issues. Feaver is author of “Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations” and of “Guarding the Guardians: Civilian Control of Nuclear Weapons in the United States.” He is co-author of “Paying the Human Costs of War” and co-author of “Choosing Your Battles: American Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force.” He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and blogs at shadow.foreignpolicy.com. In 1993-94, Feaver served as director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council at the White House, where his responsibilities included the national security strategy review, counterproliferation policy, regional nuclear arms control, and other defense policy issues.