John H. Maurer, Ph.D.

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Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Professor John H. Maurer is the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy and served as the Chair of the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Deterrence
  • Diplomacy
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Leadership
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Theory
  • National Security
  • Policy
  • WWI
  • WWII


Ph.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

M.A.L.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

A.B., Yale College

Related Credentials

Senior Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Academic Board of Advisers of the International Churchill Society

Associate Editor of Diplomacy and Statecraft

Editorial Board of Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs

Awards and Decorations

U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award

U.S. Navy's Superior Civilian Service Award

News, Media, & Events


23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Cheer Up Admiral Sims!! There Still is No Naval War College

Apr. 20, 2018
U.S. Naval Institute
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