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The 2019-20 Bernard Brodie Lecture on the Conditions of Peace:

The 2019-20 Bernard Brodie Lecture on the Conditions of Peace:

Joseph Nye, distinguished Harvard professor and leading international relations scholar

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
5:00 PM
Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Joseph S. Nye, Jr., one of the world's leading scholars of international relations, is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, studied at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard where he joined the faculty in 1964. In 2008, a poll of 2700 international relations scholars listed him as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and in 2011 "Foreign Policy" listed him among the 100 leading global thinkers.

From 1977-79, Nye was a deputy Undersecretary of State and chaired the National Security Council Group on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons. In 1993-94 he chaired the National Intelligence Council which prepares intelligence estimates for the president, and in 1994-95 served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. He won Distinguished Service medals from all three agencies.

Nye has published fourteen academic books, a novel, and more than 150 articles in professional and policy journals. Recent books include the highly influential Soft Power, The Powers to Lead, The Future of Power, and Is the American Century Over? Nye's newest book Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump was published in January 2020.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and an honorary fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He is the recipient of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award, the Charles Merriam Award from the American Political Science Association, France’s Palmes Academiques, and various honorary degrees.



Registration Begins: 4:00 PM
Doors Open: 4:30 PM

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Any remaining seats will be released to the stand-by line at 4:50pm.

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In sponsoring the Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace, the Burkle Center for International Relations celebrates the memory of Brodie as an eminent scholar and teacher. The lectures provide a special forum for outstanding students of politics, strategy, and warfare to present their thoughts and research within the scholarly and humanist tradition exemplified by Bernard Brodie.

Established in 1980, the lecture series provides a special forum for dignitaries and scholars of politics, strategy, warfare, and peace to present their views to the UCLA community and the public.


Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations