The Bologna Institute for Policy Research | Seminar Series Event | Beatrice-Heuser-Victory
November 10, 2011 - 18:30 PENTHOUSE - International Relations Series
Beatrice Heuser, Chair in International Relations, School of Politics & International Relations, University of Reading, UK
hosted by Professor Marco Cesa
Historian and political scientist Beatrice Heuser holds a chair in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Reading.
After obtaining degrees in History at the University of London (B.A. and M.A.) and Political Science at Oxford (D.Phil.), Heuser taught at the University of Reims and the Graduate School of Journalism in Lille. From 1991 to 2003 she taught at the Department of War Studies, King's College, London, where she last held the chair in International and Strategic Studies. During that time Heuser obtained a higher doctorate (Habilitation) from the University of Marburg and spent a sabbatical at the NATO headquarters as a consultant/intern dealing with the Balkans and the Strategic Concept. In 2003 Heuser was appointed director of research at the Military History Research Office of the Bundeswehr, gaining further continental teaching experience at the University of Potsdam and the Bundeswehr University near Munich.
Heuser is the author of several books and many articles on strategy, international relations and the history of war and peace between states, including Reading Clausewitz (2002) and Nuclear Mentalities? Strategy and Beliefs in Britain, France and Germany (1998). She has most recently published The Evolution of Strategy: Thinking War from Antiquity to the Present (CUP 2010) and The Strategy Makers: Thoughts on War and Society from Machiavelli to Clausewitz (Greenwood Press 2010).
Heuser is currently working on small wars (insurgencies and COIN).