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Prof. Joseph Nye

International Relations Expert

Joseph Nye is an American political scientist, University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is also the co-founder of the international relations theory "neoliberalism".

"One of the Most Influential International-Relations Scholars"

Prof. Joseph Nye

In detail

Dr. Nye began his political career as Deputy Undersecretary of State for the Jimmy Carter administration (1977), then served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and Chair of the National Intelligence Council for the Bill Clinton administration (1994), and as a Foreign Policy Committee Member for the Barack Obama administration (2009).Based on his experience in politics and academia, he coined the "soft power" concept, which is the ability to persuade others to achieve outcomes and gain political power without the use of force or coercion. Later on, "soft power" became a core policy for culture, economics, and diplomacy during the Clinton and Obama administrations.

What he offers you

Joseph Nye explains to audiences how the blending of hard (military force and economic payments) and soft power (persuasion and attraction) into what he calls "smart power" have relevance in the day of non-state political forces.

How he presents

Joseph Nye is known for his insightful and thought-provoking presentations, where he often discusses topics related to international relations, power, and diplomacy.


He presents in English.

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  • The Future of Power in the 21st Century
  • The Challenges of a Global Information Age
  • International Relations
  • Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics


  • 2020
    Do Morals Matter?
  • 2015
    Is the American Century Over?
  • 2011
    The Future of Power
  • 2011
    The Powers to Lead
  • 2008
    Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation: An Introduction to Theory and History
  • 2006
    The Power Game
  • 2005
    Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics

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