RCBC Global Studies Lecture Series: What the Cold War Teaches Us About Great-Power Rivalry Today
March 29, 2022 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Headshot of Dr. Hal Brands

The next event in our continuing "Global Studies Lecture Series" is a discussion on the history of the Cold War and how the events, strategies, and outcomes of that shape the grand strategies in foreign policy of the U.S., China, and Russia with a leading scholar and specialist on these subjects. Our guest for this talk is Dr. Hal Brands (Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies). Dr. Brands is a leading scholar in the history of U.S. grand strategies and foreign policy and relations, the history of the Cold War, and U.S. defense strategy. He has numerous current and past affiliations researching and writing about these issues with various think tanks and universities such as the Brookings Institution, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Georgetown University, Duke University, and he is currently a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Besides his academic publications, his writings regularly appear in key news analysis outlets such as Foreign Affairs and Bloomberg and he was previously served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Strategic Planning and as lead writer for the National Defense Strategy Commission.

This event is part of our "Global Studies Lecture Series", a series that brings world-renowned scholars and researchers to RCBC to discuss and engage with students and the public on crucial and current issues in global security, conflict, health, and environment.


This series is made possible through a U.S. Department of Education "Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages Program" (UISFL) grant. Your organizer and host is Dr. Brandon M. Chapman (Instructor and Department Chair of Anthropology and Sociology, RCBC).