John H. Maurer

Senior Fellow - Program on National Security

Member, Board of Editors - Orbis

Member - FPRI Board of Advisors

Research Areas:

Military, Warfare, WWI, USA, History

Professor John H. Maurer is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on National Security, sits on the Board of Editors for FPRI’s journal, Orbis, and serves as the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Grand Strategy in the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  He is a graduate of Yale University and holds an M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.  Before joining the faculty of the Naval War College, he served as executive editor of Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, and held the position of senior research fellow at the FPRI.  He served on the Secretary of the Navy’s advisory committee on naval history.  In addition, he is the author or editor of books examining the outbreak of the First World War, military interventions in the developing world, naval arms control between the two world wars, and a study about Winston Churchill’s views on British foreign policy and strategy.  His current research includes work on Winston Churchill and Great Britain’s decline as a world power.  At the Naval War College, he served for eight years as Chair of the Strategy and Policy Department.  He teaches a special advanced course on strategy and a popular elective course on Churchill as a statesman and war leader.  In recognition for his contribution to professional military education, he has received both the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Superior Civilian Service Award.

Dr. John H. Maurer
Strategy and Policy Department
Naval War College
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