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Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman

Lawrence Freedman has been Professor of War Studies at King’s College
London since 1982, and Vice-Principal since 2003. He was educated at
Whitley Bay Grammar School and the Universities of Manchester, York and
Oxford. Before joining King’s he held research appointments at Nuffield
College Oxford, IISS and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Elected
a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and awarded the CBE
(Commander of the British Empire) in 1996, he was appointed Official
Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997. He was awarded the KCMG
(Knight Commander of St Michael and St George) in 2003. In June 2009 he
was appointed to serve as a member of the official inquiry into Britain and
the 2003 Iraq War.

Professor Freedman has written extensively on nuclear strategy and the
cold war, as well as commentating regularly on contemporary security
issues. Among his books are Kennedy’s Wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos and
Vietnam (2000), The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy (3rd edition 2004),
Deterrence (2005) and the two volume Official History of the Falklands
Campaign (second edition 2007), and an Adelphi Paper on The
Transformation in Strategic Affairs (2004). His most recent book, A Choice
of Enemies : America confronts the Middle East, won the 2009 Lionel
Gelber Prize and Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature. His
latest book is Strategy : A History, (OUP : 2013).

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Les Actes du colloque de la chaire, Grands enjeux stratégiques en Asie, du 02 avril 2015, ont été publiés dans le numéro de juin de la Revue Défense Nationale.