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2017 Cline Symposium

American Grand Strategy and the Changing Global Order

Keynote Speaker: Professor Eliot A. Cohen, John Hopkins University

(November 9-10, 2017)





Prof. Eliot Cohen

Professor Eliot A. Cohen - Prof. Cohen is the Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  After receiving his BA and PhD degrees from Harvard he taught there and later at the Naval War College, before coming to SAIS in 1990. His books include, most recently, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force as well as Conquered into Liberty: Two Centuries of Battle Along the Great Warpath that Made the American Way of War and Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime among others. He served in the US Army Reserve, was a director in the Defense Department’s policy planning staff, led the US Air Force’s multivolume study of the first Gulf War and has served in various official advisory positions. In 2007-2009 he was Counselor of the Department of State, serving as Secretary Condoleezza Rice’s senior adviser, focusing chiefly on issues of war and peace, including Iraq and Afghanistan. His public commentary appears in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and on major television networks, and he is a contributing editor at The Atlantic.


Roundtable Discussion and Public Forum

  • Discussion Leaders
  • Date | Time: November 9, 2017 | 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Location: Illini Union - Room 314


Keynote Address: The Big Stick: Military Power and American Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump

  • Keynote Speaker: Professor Eliot A. Cohen
  • Date | Time: November 9, 2017 | 7:30-9:00 PM
  • Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center - Ballroom


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