Free Security, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Origins of US foreign policy exceptionalism

Campbell Craig is Professor in International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth, where he teaches nuclear history, U.S. foreign policy, and international political theory. His most recent books are ’Glimmer of a New Leviathan: Total War in the Realism of Niebuhr, Morgenthau, and Waltz’ (2003) and, with Sergey Radchenko, ’The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War’ (2008).

In much of his work he has sought to describe how the fear of nuclear war has shaped both foreign-policy making and discourse about politics, particularly in America, and how this fear has transformed international politics at the systemic level. More recently he has taken an interest in conceptions of world government and, relatedly, the rising IR field of historical sociology.

Practical information
The lecture will be in English
Participation is free of charge.

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no later than 4. April 2011.