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Walter Russell Mead

Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College; Editor-at-Large of The American Interest magazine.

Award-winning author of Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World. Author of God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World, released in October 2007.
Expertise:

U.S. foreign policy; international political economy; domestic politics; religion and foreign policy.
Experience:

Project Director, Religion and Foreign Policy, Pew Forum (2003-present); founding Board Member, New America Foundation (1999-present); Project Director, Study Group on History of U.S. Foreign Policy, Phase II (current); Senior Contributing Editor, Worth (current); Contributing Editor, Los Angeles Times (current); Project Director, Working Group on Development, Trade & International Finance, Phase II; President’s Fellow, World Policy Institute at the New School (1987-97); Contributing Editor, Harper’s Magazine (1986-91).
Honors:

Lionel Gelber Award for the best book in English on international relations, Special Providence (2002); Premio Acqui Storia for most important historical book published in Italian, Italian translation of Special Providence (2002); Arthur Ross Book Award finalist, Special Providence (2002).
Selected Publications:

God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (Knopf, 2007); Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America’s Grand Strategy in a World at Risk (Knopf, 2004); Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (Knopf, 2001); Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition (Houghton Mifflin, 1987); and articles in Esquire, Worth, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker.

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