BGIA Program Staff:

Walter Russell Mead

Academic Director

Walter Russell Mead
Walter Russell Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and BGIA. As Academic Director, he will consult with staff on strategic planning, advice students, and continue to teach courses on Grand Strategy and on American Foreign Policy.

Mr. Mead is the author of: Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2001), winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize and nominated for the 2002 Arthur Ross Book Award); God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2008); and Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk (2004). He serves as Editor-at-Large of The American Interest; and frequently writes articles, book reviews, and op-ed pieces for the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, The American Interest, and other magazines and newspapers. His blog can be read at: http://www.the-american-interest.com/wrm/.