Henry R. Nau

Henry R. Nau is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of US-Japan and US-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Programs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. He holds a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and has taught at Williams College and as Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Stanford, and Columbia Universities. He is the recipient of grants from, among others, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Science Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations, Smith-Richardson Foundation, Century Foundation, Japan US Friendship Commission, and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. From January 1981 to July 1983, Dr. Nau served on President Reagan’s National Security Council staff as senior director responsible for international economic affairs. His published books include, among others, Perspectives on International Relations: Power, Institutions, and Ideas 2nd Edition (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2009); At Home Abroad: Identity and Power in American Foreign Policy (Cornell University Press, 2002) and Trade and Security: US Policies at Cross-Purposes (American Enterprise Institute Press, 1995). His most recent articles and monographs include “Conservative Internationalism: From Jefferson to Reagan, ” Policy Review; “Why We Fight Over Foreign Policy, ” Policy Review and Divided Diplomacy and the Next Administration: Conservative and Liberal Alternatives, co-edited with David Shambaugh.

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