Joseph S. Nye Jr. is a university distinguished service professor emeritus and former dean of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and earned a PhD in political science from Harvard. He has served as assistant secretary of defense for International Security Affairs; chair of the National Intelligence Council; and deputy under secretary of
state for security assistance, science, and technology. His most recent books include The Power to Lead, The Future of Power, Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era, and Is the American
Century Over. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, he was ranked
as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and in 2011, Foreign Policy named him one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. His latest book is Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump (2020).