Conference explored a century of U.S. grand strategy

Elizabeth Bradley, current Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, offers opening remarks.
Nuno Monteiro, associate professor of political science
Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, moderated a panel on U.S. participation in World War l. The panelists (from left) are Christopher Nichols (Oregon State University), John Maurer (Naval War College ) and Christopher Capozzola (MIT).
John Lewis Gaddis, the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History, and Elizabeth Borgwardt (Washington University-St. Louis) during a panel on U.S strategy during the cold war.
Patricia Clavin (Oxford University) speaking about U.S. strategy in the interwar period.
Beverly Gage, professor of history and the incoming director of Yale’s Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, and Charlie Laderman University of Texas/Kings College, London) also discuss the interwar period.
The conference was one of several programs being held at Yale to honor the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I.
Christopher Nichols and John Maurer
Arne Westad (Harvard University) and John Lewis Gaddis
Fredrik Logevall (Harvard University)
The conference concluded with a discussion around emerging challenges to U.S. grand strategy, including challenges to the liberal order and international law, the potential for global pandemics, the impact of climate change, and human displacement and migration.
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The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy hosted a conference on March 30 and 31 that focused on the United States’ involvement in world affairs during the past 100 years, and the global issues it will face in the future. Panels covered the U.S. participation in World War I, the interwar period, the Cold War and its end, and the “unipolar moment” of American dominance. While the past century was a period of considerable continuity in U.S. grand strategy, the United States had to face evolving challenges to its core international goals, from the peril of German domination over Europe in two world wars, to the need to contain communism, to present day terrorism.