Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts War: A Genealogy of Western Ideas and Practices

War: A Genealogy of Western Ideas and Practices

November 09, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

About the Event

How do we understand war? In this month's People, Politics, and Prose, Beatrice Heuser joins Ronald J. Granieri to discuss her new book, War: A Genealogy of Western Ideas and PracticesHeuser and Granieri will discuss how Western civilizations have conceptualized war in binary ways, and how to understand war, we must shed some of these binaries.

People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world. 

FPRI is happy to provide this event free of charge thanks to the generous support of our members, partners, and event attendees. If you are not currently a member, the suggested donation is $25.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Events Coordinator, Kayla Wendt at


Beatrice Heuser

Beatrice Heuser - Beatrice Heuser is the Chair in International Relations at the University of Glasgow.

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, and host of People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly series of events.