Research

The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy supports scholarship and public engagement on topics of enduring relevance for U.S. and global affairs. Drawing on Yale’s strengths across a variety of disciplines – from international history, political science, and global affairs to the humanities and social change – and on Yale’s long tradition of diplomatic and military history, we sponsor research on the key challenges facing U.S. leadership in a changing world. We aim at bringing together theoreticians and practitioners to produce broad-ranging scholarship, from conceptual advancements in the study of grand strategy to applied work of more direct policy-relevance. The Program supports research that goes beyond the traditional areas of grand strategy – such as the role of military force in producing security – to include a broad array of other challenges – such as economic and political development, global health, or climate sustainability – that can benefit from the application of grand-strategic thinking.