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


Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication

Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Jun. 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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