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Carnes Lord, Professor of Military and Naval Strategy at the Naval War College, Newport, RI, is a political scientist with broad interests in international and strategic studies, national security organization and management, classical studies, and the history of political philosophy. He holds a B.A. summa cum laude and a Ph.D. (Classics) from Yale University, as well as a Ph.D. (Political Science) from Cornell University. Dr. Lord has taught at Yale University, the University of Virginia, Adelphi University, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and has also served in senior positions in the United States government, notably the National Security Council staff and the Office of the Vice President. His books include Education and Culture in the Political Thought of Aristotle (Cornell University Press, 1982), The Politics of Aristotle (editor and translator) (University of Chicago Press, 1984), The Presidency and the Management of National Security (The Free Press, 1988), The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now (Yale University Press, 2003), Losing Hearts and Minds? Public Diplomacy and Strategic Influence in the Age of Terror (Praeger, 2006), and China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective (coeditor) (Naval Institute Press, 2009). In addition to serving as a research professor in the Strategic Research Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, he is director of the Naval War College Press and editor of the Naval War College Review.
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