NATO and the Future of World Order

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Event Time: 
4:30 p.m.
Location: 
016 Robertson Hall

Karl Keiser, Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, presented a lecture “NATO and the Future of World Order” on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 in 016 Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. The event was co-sponsored by LISD and the Woodrow Wilson School.

Kaiser started his academic career at Harvard University in 1963 working for Henry Kissinger. He later moved on to research associate at the Center for International Affairs, head tutor in Social Studies and lecturer in government. He remained at Harvard until 1968 and has returned several times as a visiting professor. During the years from 1968 to 1991 Kaiser was a lecturer and professor at the University of Bonn, John Hopkins in Bologna, University of Saarland, and University of Cologne. From 1973-2003, he served as Otto-Wolff-Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations, Bonn/Berlin.

Kaiser was a member of the Council of Environmental Advisors of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government Commission for the Reform of the Armed Services. He also served as occasional political advisor to Chancellors Willy Brandt, Helmut Schmidt, Gerhard Schroeder, and foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher.

Kaiser has authored and edited several hundred articles and fifty books in the fields of world affairs; German, French, British and US foreign policy; East-West relations; nuclear proliferation; strategic theory; international economics; and international environmental policy. He has been the recipient of a number of awards, the Russian Academy of Sciences Prix Adolphe Bentinck and the Atlantic Award of NATO amongst these.