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Peter D. Feaver

Peter D. FeaverProfessor of Political Science and Public Policy, Duke University
Director, Triangle Institute for Security Studies
Director, Program in American Grand Strategy


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Peter Feaver is concurrently Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, the Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, and the Director of the Program in American Grand Strategy at Duke University. From June 2005 to July 2007, he was on leave from Duke University and working as the Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House. In 1993-1994, he served as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council Staff. He has written several books, including author of Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil Military Relations (Harvard Press, 2003), and Guarding the Guardians: Civilian Control of Nuclear Weapons in the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992); co-author of Paying the Human Costs of War (Princeton University Press, spring 2009), and Choosing Your Battles American Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force (Princeton University Press, 2004); and co-editor of Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security (MIT Press, 2001). He co-moderates the Shadow Government blog at  Dr. Feaver received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.