Paul Kennedy, Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University, will speak on 'The Military Challenges to America’s World Order.' Admission to the event will be free.
Professor Kennedy’s presentation is part of the ongoing annual Yale Speakers Series, sponsored as a public service by the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich in cooperation with Yale University. This is the third year of this successful series, which has featured leading Yale faculty members from areas as diverse as art history, politics, urban planning, constitutional history, medical research, and water policy.
In addition to his Yale professorship, Paul Kennedy is Founding Director of Yale International Security Studies, Distinguished Fellow of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000 for services to history. He teaches Yale's course "Military History of the West since 1500", as well as numerous seminars on Great Power politics. He has published or edited 19 books on the history of British foreign policy and Great Power struggles. His best-known work, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, has been translated into over twenty languages. Prof. Kennedy’s most recent book, Engineers of Victory, which views history through the eyes of problem-solvers during the Second World War, was published in 2013. He is currently writing a book about seapower and global transformations during World War II.