Bard Faculty

Walter Russell Mead

James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities; Academic Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, Global and International Studies, Political Studies


B.A., Yale University. Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations. Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Distinguished Fellow in American Strategy and Statesmanship at the Hudson Institute. Author, Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2001, winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize and nominated for the 2002 Arthur Ross Book Award); God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2008); Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk (2004). Former Editor-at-Large of The American Interest; writes articles, book reviews, and op-ed pieces for the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, American Interest, and other magazines and newspapers. Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy at Yale University (2008–11). Finalist, National Magazine Award (essays and criticism), 1997. President's Fellow, World Policy Institute at The New School (1987–97). At Bard: 2005–08; 2010–


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