At the Global Strategic Review 2007: The Role of NATO in Meeting Global Challenges, Professor Sir Adam Roberts discusses Characterizing the Twenty-First Century World Order; Dr Joseph S. Nye, Jr discusses Who Will Provide Leadership in Managing Global Security and Risk?; Professor Francois Heisbourg discusses Managing Risk in the Post-Hegemonic Age; and Ambassador Barry Desker discusses Managing Global Risk. Dr Patrick M. Cronin chairs the discussion.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) brought together over three hundred senior government officials, leading researchers, and many of the Institute's influential members from around the world to discuss and address some of the world's most critical issues at the 5th IISS Global Strategic Review (GSR) held in Geneva.
Patrick M. Cronin
The Honorable Patrick M. Cronin has extensive experience in research and analysis, academe and government across defense, intelligence, foreign policy and economic affairs. From 2003-2005, Dr Cronin was Senior Vice President and Director of Studies of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he remains a Senior Advisor.
Ambassador Barry Desker is the Dean of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and concurrently Director, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, NTU.
He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Trade Development Board from 1994 to 2000, after serving in the foreign service since 1970. He was Singaporeâ€™s Ambassador to Indonesia from 1986 to 1993, Director of the Policy, Planning and Analysis Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 1984 to 1986 and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, from 1982 to 1984.
Ambassador Desker concurrently holds a number of other appointments, including the chairmanships of the Singapore International Foundation, Jurong Port Pte Ltd and Singapore Technologies Marine.
He was educated at the University of Singapore, University of London and Cornell University.
Francois Heisbourg is Chairman of The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (Special Advisor, Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique, Paris).
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is Dean Emeritus of the Kennedy School, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, and a member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors. He joined the Harvard Faculty in 1964 and has served as Director of the Center for International Affairs, Dillon Professor of International Affairs, and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.
From 1977 to 1979 he served as Deputy to the Undersecretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology and chaired the National Security Council Group on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons. In 1993 and 1994 he was chairman of the National Intelligence Council, which coordinates intelligence estimates for the President. In 1994 and 1995 he served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. In all three agencies, he received distinguished service awards.
Dr. Nye is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Diplomacy and a member of the Executive Committee on the Trilateral Commission. He has served as Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, Director of the Institute for East-West Security Studies, Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the American representative on the United Nations Advisory Committee on Disarmament Affairs, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of International Economics.
Dr. Nye received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1958. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. In addition to teaching at Harvard, Dr. Nye has also taught for brief periods in Geneva, Ottawa, and London.
He has lived for extended periods in Europe, East Africa, and Central America.
Sir Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts has been the Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, and Fellow of Balliol College, since 1986. He is a member of Oxford University's Department of Politics and International Relations.
His main teaching and research interests are in the fields of international security, international organizations, and international law (including the laws of war). He has also worked extensively on the role of civil resistance against dictatorial regimes and foreign rule, and on the history of thought about international relations.
He is a member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London (2002- ); and of the UK Defence Academy Advisory Board (2003- ). He is an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics & Political Science, and of St Antony's College Oxford.
He was born in Penrith, England, on 29 August 1940. His first degree was at Oxford University in Modern History.
From 1 September 2003 to 1 September 2006 he was Director of Graduate Studies in International Relations. This post is now held by Prof. Yuen Foong Khong of Nuffield College.