Staff Profile:Colin S. Gray

Name:
Professor Colin Gray
Job Title:
Sessional Lecturer
Responsibilities:

Leads teaching and research on International Politics and Strategic Studies at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Areas of Interest:
Strategic Studies, including strategic theory and strategic history. Most contemporary defence subjects (e.g. nuclear proliferation, counterinsurgency, technological innovation, strategy for ALL geographical environments).
Research groups / Centres:
I am Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies within the Department of Politics and International Relations. I have spoken at the Character of War project at Oxford, I am a very long-time member of the International Institute for Strategic studies and the Royal United Services Institute. Also, I am active member of an important strategic "think tank" in Washington, DC, the National Institute for Public Policy, which I founded in 1981. The United States is my principal country of interest and expertise.
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I have published 22 books, most recently: The Strategy Bridge (Oxford: Oxford University Press, out in Sept. 2010), 'War, Peace and International Relations: An Introduction to Strategic History' (2007), and 'Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy' (2007). I am co-editor of the leading Strategic Studies text-book, published by OUP.

For further information please see my publications index.

Qualifications:
I have a BA (Econ.) Hons from Manchester University, and a D.Phil from Lincoln College, Oxford. Also, I have more than thirty years experience of teaching, writing about, and - to some extent - "doing" Strategic Studies, and for five of those years I was a member of the Reagan Administration, holding a Presidential appointment(requiring Senate confirmation).
Colin Gray, School of Politics and International Relations

Contact Details

Email:
c.s.gray@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8500

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