Hal Brands

Hal Brands

Hal Brands, an FPRI Senior Fellow in the Program on National Security, is a Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  He is a historian whose research focuses on U.S. foreign policy and grand strategy, Cold War history, Latin American security and diplomacy, and other issues.  He has written four books, which are Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order (2016), What Good is Grand Strategy? Power and Purpose in American Statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush (2014), Latin America’s Cold War (2010), and From Berlin to Baghdad: America’s Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World (2008).  He has also worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and has served as a member of the RAND Corporation Grand Strategy Advisory Board.  Brands earned his PhD, MA, and MPhil. in History from Yale University, and received a BA in History and Political Science from Stanford University.

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