Week 2: Tuesday 23 January
How to Think About Limited War (Without Limiting Your Thinking)
Professor Don Stoker (Vienna Diplomatic Academy)
Seminars at 1.00pm, Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, Oxford A light sandwich lunch is served at 12.50pm. All are welcome.
"Limited War" is one of the terms making a frequent appearance in the strategic studies, international relations, and military history realms over the last 70 years. But what does "Limited War" mean? When do we know we are in one? What unique problems arise when waging one? What are the problems with ending them? And what should states do to secure a lasting peace? Distinguished Vienna Diplomatic Academy Fulbright Professor Donald Stoker will discuss these issues and others by drawing upon what he has learned researching the subject for his forthcoming book from Cambridge University Press.
Donald Stoker, PhD, was Professor of Strategy and Policy for the US Naval War College’s Monterey Program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, from 1999 until 2017. The author or editor of eight books, his Carl von Clausewitz: His Life and Work (Oxford University Press, 2014), is on the British Army professional reading list. His The Grand Design: Strategy and the US Civil War, 1861-1865 (Oxford University Press, 2010), won the prestigious Fletcher Pratt award, was a Main Selection of the History Book Club, and is on the US Army Chief of Staff’s reading list. In 2016, he was a Fellow of the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford’s Pembroke College. He is currently writing a book on limited war for Cambridge University Press and is the Fulbright Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria.
This event is part-sponsored by the US-UK Fulbright Commission