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Rethinking American Grand Strategy | Christopher McKnight Nichols with Mary Carlin Yates & Derrick Olsen

05/25/2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rethinking American Grand Strategy recasts both historical and modern dimensions of U.S. grand strategy by broadening the factors, events, and figures that could be considered political, and therefore strategic. Join us for a 30-minute lecture with one of the volume’s co-editors, Christopher McKnight Nichols, laying out some of the broad themes, major events, and transformations in U.S. grand strategy, including an explanation of how an ensemble of leading scholars approached the history of the United States’ place in the world from the framework of rethinking.

Following the book talk, WorldOregon President Derrick Olsen will facilitate a discussion between Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates and Director of the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities Christopher McKnight Nichols about on how the historical insights provided in Rethinking American Grand Strategy could aid in re-conceptualizing domestic needs and foreign policy in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Copies of Rethinking American Grand Strategy are available for sale through the OHS Museum Store. Order your copy by emailing [email protected].

About Rethinking American Grand Strategy

Rethinking American Grand Strategy assembles a roster of leading historians to examine America’s place in the world. Its innovative chapters re-examine familiar figures, such as John Quincy Adams, George Kennan, and Henry Kissinger, while also revealing the forgotten episodes and hidden voices of American grand strategy. They expand the scope of diplomatic and military history by placing the grand strategies of public health, race, gender, humanitarianism, and the law alongside military and diplomatic affairs to reveal hidden strategists as well as strategies.


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