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Christopher McKnight Nichols

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Professor of History and Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies, The Ohio State University

Full Biography

Christopher McKnight Nichols is Director of the Center for the Humanities and the Sandy and Elva Sanders Eminent Professor in the Honors College at Oregon State University, where is an associate professor of history. An Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Nichols is best known for authoring Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age (Harvard, 2011, 2015), and he is editor or author of five other books, including the recently published Rethinking American Grand Strategy (Oxford, 2021).