Layne Elected to International Studies Association Leadership Position

January 29, 2015

Chris Layne

Christopher Layne, University Distinguished Professor of International Affairs and Robert M. Gates Chair in National Security, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has been elected to the Governing Council of the International Studies Association’s (ISA) International Security Studies Section.  Professor Layne begins his three-year term in February during the Association’s Annual Convention in New Orleans.

The International Security Studies Section (ISSS) of ISA is dedicated to the study of security and conflict and has been the premier organization for connecting scholars and practitioners in international studies.  With well over six thousand members in North America and around the world, ISA is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. ISA cooperates with fifty-seven international studies organizations in over thirty countries, is a member of the International Social Science Council, and enjoys nongovernmental consultative status with the United Nations.

A prolific author, Layne’s most current book project, After the Fall: International Politics, U.S. Grand Strategy, and the End of the Pax Americana, will be published by Yale University Press.  He is a frequent contributor to a number of scholarly and policy journals as well as to publications such as The Atlantic and The New Republic, and major newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.  Layne is a consultant to the National Intelligence Council and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In May and June 2014, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo.

“Dr. Layne’s election to the ISSS Governing Council is another tribute to his important contributions to the scholarly debate on international relations and American foreign policy, and we congratulate him on this latest recognition of his leadership in the field,” said Bush School Dean Ryan Crocker.


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