Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and a Deputy Under Secretary of State. His recent books include Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics (PublicAffairs, 2004), The Power Game: A Washington Novel (PublicAffairs, 2004), The Powers to Lead (Oxford University Press, 2008), The Future of Power (PublicAffairs, 2011) and the recently released Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era (Princeton University Press, 2013). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, he was rated the fifth most influential over the past 20 years, ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and in 2011, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers.

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