The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy

The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy addresses large-scale, long-term strategic challenges of statecraft, politics, and social change. The program focuses on the study of history, classics, and political thought as essential tools for understanding the contemporary world.

Grand Strategy explores how to achieve large ends with limited means, whether in military conflict, foreign policy, domestic politics, or social movements. The program engages security questions from a wide range of perspectives, including national security, global security, and social security. The program emphasizes interaction between academics and practitioners, and between participants of differing political views. Grand Strategy aims to develop students’ capacities not only to analyze the past and present, but to act as responsible, thoughtful leaders and citizens of the future.


February 13, 2018
“The Bombing of Wall Street”, a PBS documentary based on Prof. Beverly Gage’s book, “The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror” will...
December 5, 2017
The Yale Daily News published an article on December 5 on the record number of Grand Strategy applications the program received this year titled “Grand Strategy sees record...
November 21, 2017
A current Yale undergraduate and a recent graduate of the university are among the 32 American citizens chosen as 2018 Rhodes Scholars. The Yale winners of Rhodes...