Dr. Kimberly Kagan discusses the challenges of the war in Iraq and how America can succeed.
This event was part of the Hoover Institution's Spring Retreat 2007.
Dr. Kimberly Kagan
An Adjunct Professor in the Security Studies Program and a Senior Fellow at CPASS. Dr. Kagan previously held an Olin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Military History at Yale International Security Studies in 2004-2005 and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies in 2002-2003. She served as Assistant Professor of History at the United States Military Academy from 2000-2005 and has subsequently taught at Yale and American University.
Dr. Kagan's current research addresses historical empires and contemporary international relations. She has edited The Beginnings of Empires (under contract with Harvard University Press), a collection of new essays that explore the process by which powerful states have become empires.
Dr. Kagan's first book, The Eye of Command (University of Michigan Press, 2006), critiques "face of battle" military history by analyzing the battle narratives of Roman soldier-historians such as Julius Caesar. Her next book, Rome and America: Grand Strategic Lessons for Global Powers is under contract with Encounter Books and will draw useful lessons from Roman history that policy makers can apply to contemporary United States foreign policy.
She received her Ph.D. in Ancient History from Yale University.