Robert Kennedy

Professor Emeritus

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  • School of International Affairs
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Dr. Robert Kennedy joined the Georgia Tech faculty as a Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in 1989. His research focus is American foreign and defense policy, national intelligence, European security issues, and decision-making and crisis management. Dr. Kennedy has served as Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College, and Civilian Deputy Commandant of the NATO Defense College in Rome. From November 1997 until December 2002, Professor Kennedy served as Director of the Marshall European Center in Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany. Among his lastest works are Of Knowledge and Power: the Complexities of National Intelligence (Praeger 2008), The Road to War: Congress' Historic Abdication of Responsibility (Praeger 2010),  “The Elements of Strategic Thinking” in Gabriel Marcella, ed. Teaching Strategy: Challenge and Response (2010), “National Security Reform: 12 Central Questions for Responding to the Security Challenges of the 21st Century,” in Robin Dorff and Volker Franke, eds., Conflict Management and “Whole of Government:" Useful Tools for U.S. National Security Strategy? (2012), and "The Nature and Demands of Smart Power," forthcoming (2013). He is recipient of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Pentru Merit, Commander, awarded by the President of Romania, and Doctor Honoris Cause, National Defense Academy, Bulgaria. He also has been elected Academician and Permanent Member of the Academy and awarded Honorary Diploma with title of Professor, Academy of Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement, Russian Federation.  Professor Kennedy serves on a number of editorial and advisory boards in Europe.   

  • Europe
  • Weapons and Security
  • National Intelligence
  • National Strategy
  • Presidential Power
  • INTA-1200: American Government
  • INTA-3110: U.S. Foreign Policy
  • INTA-3111: U.S. Defense Policy
  • INTA-4500: INTA Pro-Seminar
  • INTA-6111: US Foreign Secur Strat
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