Joseph S. Nye Jr.

Joseph S. Nye
  • Joseph S. Nye Jr.
    CSIS Trustee
  • Joseph S. Nye Jr. is distinguished service professor at the Kennedy School of Government and a member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors at Harvard University. He joined the Harvard Faculty in 1964 and has served as director of the Center for International Affairs, Dillon Professor of International Affairs, and associate dean of arts and sciences at Harvard University. From 1977 to 1979, he served as deputy to the undersecretary of state for security assistance, science, and technology and chaired the National Security Council Group on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons. In 1993 and 1994, he was chairman of the National Intelligence Council, which coordinates intelligence estimates for the president. In 1994 and 1995, he served as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. In all three agencies, he received distinguished service awards. Dr. Nye is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Diplomacy and chairman of the North American Group of the Trilateral Commission. He has served as director of the Aspen Strategy Group, director of the Institute for East-West Security Studies, director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, U.S. representative on the United Nations Advisory Committee on Disarmament Affairs, and member of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of International Economics. Dr. Nye received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1958. He did postgraduate work at Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. In addition to teaching at Harvard, Dr. Nye has also taught for brief periods in Geneva, Ottawa, and London and has lived for extended periods in Europe, East Africa, and Central America. He is the author of numerous books and more than 150 articles in professional journals. His most recent book is The Future of Power (PublicAffairs, 2011).