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Faculty

Peter D. Feaver
Professor of Political Science
Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies in Sanford School
Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Bass Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Education

Ph.D., Harvard University (1990)
B.A., Lehigh University (1983)

 

In this episode of the Policy 360 podcast, Peter Feaver tells Sanford's dean, Kelly Brownell that it’s time to critically examine the country’s grand strategy:

 

 

Bio

Peter D. Feaver (Ph.D., Harvard, 1990) is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) and also Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS). Feaver is author of Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations (Harvard Press, 2003) and of Guarding the Guardians: Civilian Control of Nuclear Weapons in the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992). He is co-author, with Christopher Gelpi and Jason Reifler, of Paying the Human Costs of War (Princeton University Press, 2009), co-author, with Susan Wasiolek and Anne Crossman, of Getting the Most Out of College (Ten Speed Press, 2008), and co-author, with Christopher Gelpi, of Choosing Your Battles: American Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force (Princeton University Press, 2004). He is co-editor, with Richard H. Kohn, of Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security (MIT Press, 2001). He has published numerous other monographs, scholarly articles, book chapters, and policy pieces on American foreign policy, public opinion, nuclear proliferation, civil-military relations, information warfare, and U.S. national security. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and blogs at Elephants in the Room on ForeignPolicy.com. In 1993-94, Feaver served as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy review, counterproliferation policy, regional nuclear arms control, and other defense policy issues. From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on leave to be Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy, regional strategy reviews, and other political-military issues.

Representative Publications

Selected Grants

Bradley Fellowship Program 2018-2019 (Principal Investigator)
TISS New Faces 2018-2020 (Principal Investigator)
Bradley Fellowship Program 2017-2018 (Principal Investigator)
TISS New Faces Conference - 2017 (Principal Investigator)
Bradley Fellowship Program 2016-2017 (Principal Investigator)
Bradley Fellowship Program (Principal Investigator)
TISS New Faces Conference (Principal Investigator)
Bradley Fellowship Program (Principal Investigator)
The TISS New Faces Conference (Principal Investigator)

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