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Anglo-American Strategic Relations: the Maritime Domain and the Path to War, December 7, 1941 - 7 December 2021

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Chair: Professor Greg Kennedy, Director of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies

Speaker: Andrew Boyd, Author and former Royal Navy Submariner

 

On the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and outbreak of the general war in the Pacific the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies will hold a Webinar event to look at the British and American paths to that conflict, with a specific focus on the relationship of strategy to the maritime domain.

Dr Andrew Boyd of the University of Buckingham and author of the critically acclaimed The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters (Seaforth, 2017) and British Naval Intelligence through the Twentieth Century (Seaforth 2020), and Professor Greg Kennedy, Director of the Corbett Centre and award-winning author will examine the respective strategic thinking of Britain and the United States and the state of cooperation between them with regard to the threat of fighting a major war with Japan in the Far East.

The event will be of interest to historians, contemporary policy makers and military professionals interested in both that conflict and the possible lessons that history can provide for today's Anglo-American strategic thinkers tasked with thinking of such things today.

The event will include a half hour presentation by each panellist followed by a 30-45 minute Q&A session for attendees. We look forward to being with you all on December 7th.

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Bios

Andrew Boyd CMG, OBE, DPhil, FRHistS was educated at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and St John’s College, Oxford. He served as a submariner in the Royal Navy in the 1970s and subsequently in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He received his DPhil in naval history from the University of Buckingham in 2015 where he remains a senior research fellow. He was appointed a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2021. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters (Seaforth, 2017) and British Naval Intelligence through the Twentieth Century (Seaforth 2020).

Greg Kennedy is Professor of Strategic Foreign Policy at King's College London and joined the Defence Studies Department in June 2000. He has taught at the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, for both the History and War Studies Departments. He is an adjunct Professor of that university. His PhD is from the University of Alberta, with an MA in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Saskatchewan. He has published internationally on strategic foreign policy issues, maritime defence, disarmament, diplomacy and intelligence.

 

 

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Greg Kennedy

Professor of Strategic Foreign Policy


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