The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors’ Lunch with Dr. Stephen Biddle, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, October 3rd, in the Belfer Center Library (L369)

Dr. Stephen D. Biddle is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a former faculty member of the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, where he served as a National Security Studies professor. Before joining the U.S. Army War College, he was a member of the political science faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has held several research appointments, including time at the Institute for Defense Analyses, at the Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the National Security Program.

Dr. Biddle has presented testimony before congressional committees on issues relating to Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, conventional net assessment, and European arms control.  Additionally, he has served as the U.S. Representative to the NATO Defense Research Group study on Stable Defense and is a member of the Defense Department Senior Advisory Group on Homeland Defense.  During his time at Columbia, he was the co-director of the Columbia University Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy; and holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

His book, Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battlewon the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Award Silver Medal for 2005. He has published articles in Foreign Affairs, International Security, Survival, The Journal of Politics, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Security Studies, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Contemporary Security Policy, Defense Analysis, and Military Operations Research; shorter pieces on military topics in The Wall Street Journal, Orbis, Joint Force Quarterly, and Defense News, various chapters in edited volumes and 28 IDA, SSI, and NATO reports.

His research has won Barchi, Rist, and Impact Prizes from the Military Operations Research Society, and he won the Army Superior Civilian Service Medal in 2003. Dr. Biddle holds Bachelor of Arts, Masters in Public Policy, and Ph.D. in Public Policy, all from Harvard University.


This event will be off-the-record