Professor Hall Gardner

Hall Gardner is a professor and former chair (1993–2019) of the History and Politics Department of the American University of Paris. Professor Gardner examines inter-state and inter-societal conflict with a comparative historical orientation. His focus is on the diplomatic origins of war. His research blends a historical and theoretical approach with contemporary international affairs, like NATO and European Union enlargement, the collapse of the Soviet Union and its impact upon China and Eurasia. His recent books includeIR Theory, Historical Analogy and Major Power War (2019); World War Trump (2018); Crimea, Global Rivalry and the Vengeance of History (2015); NATO Expansion and the U.S. Strategy in Asia (2013); and Averting Global War (2007).