Professor Paul Kennedy of Yale University was the inaugural holder of the Philippe Roman Chair during the 2007-08 academic year. He is a Senior Fellow of LSE IDEAS.
Professor Kennedy is currently the J Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University, where he teaches on political, economic, and strategic issues. He is one of the most well-known international historians working in the field today, and has reached a global audience through his books The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers(1987) and Preparing for the Twenty-First Century (1993). Kennedy is known for his writings on global politics, the influence of economics on grand strategies, and strategic issues. He is on the editorial board of numerous journals and writes for The New York Times and The Atlantic.