Grand Strategy program celebrates 15 years of promoting global leadership

The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale hosted an alumni reunion conference on Oct. 14 and 15 that focused on commemorating the first 15 years of the program, debating key current grand strategic issues and discussing the future direction of the program.

Grand Strategy, a cross-disciplinary program that seeks to promote effective leadership in a complex and globalized world, was founded in 2000 by Yale faculty members John Gaddis, Paul Kennedy, and Charles Hill. In 2006, the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy was inaugurated by President Richard Levin; the initiative was made possible by a gift from Nicholas F. Brady ’52 and Charles B. Johnson ’54. In addition to the year-long course “Studies in Grand Strategy,” the program supports a variety of activities including fellowships, student and faculty research, educational conferences, and other scholarly and field-based programs in grand strategy.