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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Joseph J. Kruzel

Each year the Mershon Center for International Security Studies selects one lecture in honor of Joseph J. Kruzel, an Ohio State faculty member in political science who served in the U.S. Air Force as well as other posts in the federal government. Kruzel was killed in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1995 while serving as deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and NATO affairs.

Past Kruzel Memorial Lectures include:

2016-17
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

2014-15
Henry Nau, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, "Ideas Cause Circumstances: A “republican” not “social” Constructivist Grand Strategy" 

2013-14
Aaron Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs, Princeton University, "A Contest for Supremacy: China, America and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia" 

2012-13
Christopher Hill, Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, "Trends in American Foreign Policy: What the Next Administration Will Face"

2010-11
Edward L. (Ted) Warner III, secretary of defense representative to New START and senior advisor for arms control and strategic stability, "New START Treaty and Beyond"

2008-09
Joseph Nye, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard University, "The Powers to Lead"

2007-08
Strobe Talbott, president, Brookings Institution, "Election of the Century: The American Presidency and the World"

2006-07
William Perry, Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University and former Secretary of Defense

2004-05
Eliot Cohen, Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, "Armchair Killers"

2003-04
Walter Slocombe, former director of national security and defense, Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraq, and former undersecretary of defense for policy, "Future Security for Iraq"