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People Professor Joseph Nye

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Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Joseph S Nye Jr, University Distinguished Service Professor, and former Dean of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and earned a PhD in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology.

His most recent books include The Power to Lead, The Future of Power, and Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, he was ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy. In 2011, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 Global  Thinkers.

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