Hal Brands

Johns Hopkins University, SAIS

Hal Brands is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). From 2015 to 2016, he served as special assistant to the secretary of defense for strategic planning, and he has consulted with a range of government offices and agencies and think tanks. He has also served as lead writer for the Commission on the National Defense Strategy of the United States...read more

Suggested Topics: 
-The foreign policy of the Obama administration
-Party politics and foreign policy
-Conservatism and foreign policy
-Historical comparisons and debates over U.S. grand strategy (e.g., the Cold War)

Recent AHS Chapters:
-Ohio State University -Carnegie Mellon University -Johns Hopkins University -Washington and Lee University