Walter Russell Mead
Walter Russell Mead is the James Clark Chase Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and editor-at-large/online director of The American Interest; from 1997 to 2010 he was the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of the influential Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2001) and God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World (2007), a major study of 400 years of conflict between Anglophone powers and rivals. Mead writes regularly on international affairs for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs, New Yorker, and others. Mead’s chief intellectual interests involve the rise and development of a liberal, capitalist world order and the implications of this evolving world order. He is a graduate of Yale.