Robert J. Art is Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations at Brandeis University, where he teaches and studies international relations and specializes in national security affairs and American foreign policy. Dr. Art earned his PhD at Harvard University, holding a Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and completing a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for International Affairs at Harvard. Art has authored, co-authored, and edited several works on grand strategy and military history in recent years, including A Grand Strategy for America, The Use of Force, and Democracy and Counterterrorism: Lessons from the Past. He was the recipient of the International Studies Association 2006 Distinguished Scholar Award and a finalist for the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur B. Ross Award for A Grand Strategy for America. He has received numerous grants from the nation’s major foundations and research institutions, including the United States Institute of Peace, the Century Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.